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prillycake

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There were like no kids trick or treating
« on: October 31, 2010, 07:43:15 pm »
I took a look out my front door around 7pm expecting craziness, and NONE of my neighbors or people down the street had their lights on lmao. I'm like wow I feel bad for the kids who live on my block. My mom used to drive us around the neighborhood anyways, we would go to the most scary houses or where we saw a lot of porch lights. But this year was terrible!

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 07:50:47 pm »
My town has set times :notworthy: and during like the first 20 minutes I swear I thought they were going to invade the house, then all of a sudden NOTHING, I'm not joking after 15 minutes I went and took a shower, my dogs didnt bark at all. It was so weird, maybe it was a little to cold and people went home, whatever I've got plenty of leftover sweets.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 07:55:25 pm »
I live on a huge hill, so I don't get a lot of trick-or-treaters anyways... but this year the neighborhood was practically deserted :(

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 07:57:59 pm »
I wish I could say that myself.  I'm extremely exhausted from all the Halloween events in my neighborhood.   From Wednesday through Saturday, I attended three Halloween parties for children: one at Gilda's Club,  another at my son's Greek School, as well as another at his school.  We missed the Ragamuffin Parade in Ridgefield because I totally forgot about it.  My sister-in-laws kids, our friend and my son ended up trick-or-treating in three different places.  The boys went with me and our friend trick-or-treating in Jersey City.  One of my sister-in-law's daughter went trick-or-treating with her school friends in Ridgefield.  The other daughter went with our friends kids that lived in Secaucus, NJ.  Halloween for us was like never-ending.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 07:59:14 pm »
Haha, I guess it wasn't just me then. More candy for us yesss  :fish: thats supposed to be a swedish fish lol

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 08:00:30 pm »
I had a few church/youth events today. That was about it this weekend, pretty good party saturday though

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 08:01:15 pm »
wow, i've been hearing that from everyone,
from different states even!

...i was working (http://www.partycity.com)
so halloween has been crazy for the past three
weeks. one day, we made close to $35,000 just
in costumes/halloween merchandise! i'm exhausted.

with as many costumes that were sold, its hard to
believe that not many people participated this year!
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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 08:01:44 pm »
I wish I could say that myself.  I'm extremely exhausted from all the Halloween events in my neighborhood.   From Wednesday through Saturday, I attended three Halloween parties for children: one at Gilda's Club,  another at my son's Greek School, as well as another at his school.  We missed the Ragamuffin Parade in Ridgefield because I totally forgot about it.  My sister-in-laws kids, our friend and my son ended up trick-or-treating in three different places.  The boys went with me and our friend trick-or-treating in Jersey City.  One of my sister-in-law's daughter went trick-or-treating with her school friends in Ridgefield.  The other daughter went with our friends kids that lived in Secaucus, NJ.  Halloween for us was like never-ending.

Dang girl! Halloween is like Christmas for u guys lol. Hey at least it's finally over but now your kids will be jumpin off the walls from all the sugar!

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 08:05:58 pm »
wow, i've been hearing that from everyone,
from different states even!

...i was working (http://www.partycity.com)
so halloween has been crazy for the past three
weeks. one day, we made close to $35,000 just
in costumes/halloween merchandise! i'm exhausted.

with as many costumes that were sold, its hard to
believe that not many people participated this year!


plenty of people trick or treat around here, I just live on a dead end street with dark woods at the end... Its pretty fun to go back there at night, but in the high effenciency sense for candy, dead ends are a waste of time, and the RICH nieghborhood is right behind mine.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 08:06:48 pm »
wow, i've been hearing that from everyone,
from different states even!

...i was working (http://www.partycity.com)
so halloween has been crazy for the past three
weeks. one day, we made close to $35,000 just
in costumes/halloween merchandise! i'm exhausted.

with as many costumes that were sold, its hard to
believe that not many people participated this year!



Thats alott! When I worked at Little Caesars Halloweens were crazy busy like that too. Our lines would go all the way out the door and wrap around the builiding in the parking lot and continue down to the side street! I'm in Motorcity too so many people! And I was always on register! I deff. don't miss working that day but heyy I got good tips!

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 08:13:09 pm »
I'm in a semi-gated community so there are no children going from door to door.  There was the annual "Harvest Festival" at church.  That's about it.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 08:25:22 pm »
@ prillycake, Yep, so you don't have to imagine how it was for me driving to sugar-crazed boys home from trick-or-treating.  But they were much calmer once they ate Chinese food and watched funny videos.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 08:28:05 pm »
Lol thats good! Can't wait til i have some little rugrats runnin around

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 08:28:15 pm »
This year was probably the slowest it has been since we've lived here, which is now seven Halloweens.  We used very little of the candy we bought, which meant towards the end the kids were getting nice chunks.  I guess this was one instance where it paid to be a straggler. lol

The weather can't be to blame, as it was quite gorgeous for this time of year.  I'm not exactly sure why.  Coming into today, being a Sunday with no school, I thought it was going to be quite crazy.

Maybe it's just because people don't have the money to buy their kids costumes?  Or, parents are getting lazier and lazier and can't be bothered walking around with their kid?  

I noticed a LOT less people on our street giving out candy this year, too.  My wife and I pondered whether it was because a lot of them are getting older, or if it's just they really have no money to even buy some candy to pass out.  Whatever it may be, it was one of the less eventful, slower Halloweens I can remember.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 08:33:56 pm »
This year was probably the slowest it has been since we've lived here, which is now seven Halloweens.  We used very little of the candy we bought, which meant towards the end the kids were getting nice chunks.  I guess this was one instance where it paid to be a straggler. lol

The weather can't be to blame, as it was quite gorgeous for this time of year.  I'm not exactly sure why.  Coming into today, being a Sunday with no school, I thought it was going to be quite crazy.

Maybe it's just because people don't have the money to buy their kids costumes?  Or, parents are getting lazier and lazier and can't be bothered walking around with their kid?  

I noticed a LOT less people on our street giving out candy this year, too.  My wife and I pondered whether it was because a lot of them are getting older, or if it's just they really have no money to even buy some candy to pass out.  Whatever it may be, it was one of the less eventful, slower Halloweens I can remember.


I lol'ed when u said maybe the parents didn't have enough money for costumes. Reminded me of when I was a kid. Money was tight every year I was either a mime, angel, or farmer (easy home-made costumes haha). When i was a mime i would make a box shape around my head with my hands and wouldn't talk. But yea, it was probably a combination of the reasons u listed. I bet the end of the night kids were thrilled when they got to your house lol jackpot!

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