Trick or Treaters? I gave them toothpaste...

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#1  Edited By sodiumCyclops

 So, in New Zealand Halloween is pretty down-played. The 'holiday' over here is usually a simple affair with some TV channels airing scary movies or shows, and lots of costumes go on sale here and there. 
 
As for actual trick or treater kids, they are usually few and far between and I rarely have them come to my house. This year was a little different.
 
We actually had some kid come to our flat and we didn't have any candy! (well, no candy that is safe for kids :P)
 
So what did the flatmates and I give them? TOOTH PASTE!
 
I know that is basically the opposite of what to give them, but hey, at least it was bubblegum flavoured!
 
What did you guys give them or a planning to give them? 

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#2  Edited By HypoXenophobia

Razor blade apples. Everyone always gives treats, I'd rather trick.

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#3  Edited By BraveToaster

I plan on turning my TV's volume all the way up so I don't have to hear the little bastards tap on my door.

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#4  Edited By sodiumCyclops
@HypoXenophobia: I kinda had the impression that YOU give the treat or THEY perform a trick?
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#5  Edited By jonnyboy

I like to see new trick-or-treaters every year, so I give them anthrax.

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#6  Edited By HypoXenophobia
@sodiumCyclops said:
" @HypoXenophobia: I kinda had the impression that YOU give the treat or THEY perform a trick? "
I think that's illegal in most countries >_>
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#7  Edited By Branthog

I've never lived anywhere that we had trick-or-treaters come to our door (we were between - but not on - two very heavily trafficked trick or treating streets and never had a single person come to my door in apartments). As of this year, I'm a home owner, however. I'm starting to regret my whole "I wish I lived on a trick or treating street" thing, already. I asked my neighbors what I should expect and they said there were more than 300 trick or treaters last year (apparently a lot of kids come from out of the area and there are groups of kids that come in vans, even -- ugh).  
 
Anyway, I had to guess at how much candy to buy. I figured on two little pieces of candy per kid and for 300 (actually planned for 350, because neighbors said they were running out early last year) . . . wound up running about $150. I don't see how I can do this every year. This might be the only time I do it. I enjoy Halloween and seeing little bastards in goofy costumes and all, but . . . I barely even know the kids on my own street -- why should I be feeding kids from all over the city, too?

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#8  Edited By HypoXenophobia
@Branthog: 
As a homeowner, I recommend either turning off the lights, or just rationing. One piece a kid. Just make your bowl appear like it's almost done, so they kids kinda understand.
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@sodiumCyclops said:
" @HypoXenophobia: I kinda had the impression that YOU give the treat or THEY perform a trick? "
Yeah... goddamn extortionists. 
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#10  Edited By fattony12000

I find leaning out of my second floor window with my all-metal H&K MP5 airsoft gun, and yelling about whitey keepin' me down; gets them to clear off pretty sharpish.

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#11  Edited By mordukai
@sodiumCyclops: Kinda ironic that New Zealand downplays All Hollows Eve considering your country produced the person that made the bloodiest Gore flick ever made. Don't know what I am talking about then go rent Braindead (known in the US as Dead Alive). It's by a little known director from New Zealand. 
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#12  Edited By sodiumCyclops
@Mordukai: Yeah it is kinda weird when you think about it. How long has it been a thing though? I know it's fairly old but it probably wasn't thought about here for a long time.
 
@Branthog:
I couldn't stand that to be honest. I get kinda annoyed around kids / teens anyway, but that many sounds nuts to me.
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#13  Edited By mylifeforAiur

I haven't had any yet, let's hope it stays that way!

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#14  Edited By mordukai
@sodiumCyclops: I love the reaction in people when I tell them that Peter jackson started as a Gore Horror director. I once had a friend of mine who's a big fan of the LOTR movies see Braindead and at the end he asked me who's the shitty director. Man I was on the floor.
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My parents will be the ones handling the rick-or-treaters, and they're giving away cans of Coke. I'd be happy if I were a kid getting Coke, but since I get what's left over, I'm a bit disappointed; I already have a lot of pop. I'll probably go with my brother to take my niece and nephew trick-or-treating, and I'll probably get some pity candy from the people who hand the candy out. Of course, I'll have to take some from my niece and nephew... kids shouldn't have too much candy. 
 
When I get a place of my own, I'm definitely not handing out candy. It's a pain in the ass having to get up every minute, and I'd rather keep the money, get candy for myself and watch a scary movie.

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#16  Edited By sodiumCyclops
@Mordukai: Yeah Braindead is awesome!
 
Lawnmower, that makes the movie :)
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#17  Edited By gunslingerNZ
@Branthog: The drive up kids are the absolute worst! Either their parents are too lazy to walk the streets or they're trying to max out the free shit they can get for their kids.
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#18  Edited By jkz
@Fattony12000 said:
" I find leaning out of my second floor window with my all-metal H&K MP5 airsoft gun, and yelling about whitey keepin' me down; gets them to clear off pretty sharpish. "
I chuckled at that, if only because I had a couple friends who did something along those lines one year. 
 
Personally, I invite them in for a drink; no reason to be hostile guys.
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#19  Edited By Doctorchimp

Play porn on your home theater and crank it with the windows open...

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#20  Edited By Mcfart

i'm glad i'm working...since i work at a convenience store, i had a few kids come in last year...and i laughed at their faces. why would a convenience store give out candy? that's bad for business.

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#21  Edited By crusader8463

Didn't even know it was today. We never get people at our place because with have the holy trinity of anti trick or treaters.
 

  1. We live in the country so the houses are spaced far a part meaning a low CPM (Candy Per Minute) ratio.
  2. We have a long drive way which in turn creates an already low CPM ratio even lower.
  3. The door into our house is hidden behind a hallway that connects into the car port which confuses people as they don't just see a big door on the front of the house like 99% of houses have so they don't know where to knock.
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@Mcfart said:
" i'm glad i'm working...since i work at a convenience store, i had a few kids come in last year...and i laughed at their faces. why would a convenience store give out candy? that's bad for business. "
The convenience stores in my town give out candy. 
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#23  Edited By Mars_Cleric

i'd eat lollies in front of them and tell them I don't have any
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#24  Edited By solidlife

I would egg your house, if you gave me that ;)