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@ElicBxn (60894)
United States
October 31, 2007 10:31pm CST
I'm sitting quietly, all outside lights out, in my house and people are coming up and ringing the bell and pounding on the door!! What does it take to clue them in?? I finally get up, open the door & snap "When the lights are out, that means NOBODY is HOME!" SLAM! Roomie wanders out - she'd gone to bed - and asked "Trick or treaters?" "Yeah" I said. Then told her what I had done. She told me she heard the bang and was afraid they'd hit something. I'm thinking they need to tell kids in school that if the front lights are not on, that means they aren't joining in on the fun. I don't do it because of my faith. I don't care if others choose to do it, or even celebrate it, because I figure that everyone gets to make their own choices, my choice is to not to. Or, as I was saying at my mom's place today - I have nothing against costumes, I like them, I just don't do them on Halloween. Of course, I also tell them that I came as a human today - since my nickname amound my friends is "The Alien."
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Hi, ElicBxn. You are not by yourself. I did not take my kids out for Halloween either. I did not even let them get dressed up either. I really don't celebrate this day. When I was younger, I used to look forward till this day, but things have changed and it is more dangerous in the world now. So, I try my best to take precaution. I do love the candies, treats and goodies. But, I am just cautious of eating candy from many people. I don't want my kids to eat it either..
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
13 Dec 09
When I have no lights on at my home, then that means that I am not expecting visitors on this day. I don't know why people will knock when they see the lights off. If I saw lights off at a home, I would not approach it..
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Sounds like parents aren't doing their job in making sure their kids aren't bothering ppl who don't have their porch lights on. When I sent my daughter out by herself, I made darn sure she knew if lights were out, not to bother them. -giggling- If your really wanna have some fun, next year when they start knocking on your door, make sure you have a speaker system set up with a mic hooked up to a stereo. Tweak it so it makes an echo when you talk. Then come up with some pretty scary things to say when they come a knocking. My neighbor did that a few years ago now noone dares go up to their house on halloween.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Sounds like you have a talented neighbor. I am not real techie, I can follow instructions, but I'd probably have to have the roomie say the words because she has a deeper voice than I do. Hummm, maybe I could record one of the cats growling & distort that..... Gabby would be a scary choice...
• Canada
11 Nov 07
When we turn out the lights here the kids stay away. When I was a kid and attending school we were told that if their are no lights on then don't bother knocking on the door! PurpleTeddyBear.
• United States
10 Nov 07
I am sorry there are so many rude little children out there. I am sorry they do not know if the poarch light is off then do not go to the door. I like that you are "human one day a year". LOL Take care friend. I am sorry again you had a bad night.
@overhere (516)
• United States
3 Nov 07
You rhome is your castle and you should have the right to dictate who comes or not on Halloween. Pure bad manners on behalf of the lids/parents. I had the urge all noght long as the trick or treaters were arriving to be scared witless by my hubby to say "Trick" just to see if any were prepared. It also amazed me how many said nothing or worse "Where's the candy"
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I thought that they were always told that if the lights are out in the front, to go on. Apparently some kids don't care. I live out in the boonies, so I don't have any trick or treaters, thank goodness. It costs me enough money to keep a candy dish on my desk at work to feed the employees. lol
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
2 Nov 07
No Candy...kids will be shot on sight! lol... - no trespassing sign
If I knew kids would be coming to the door and i wasn't going to answer I would put up a sign saying "no Candy" and that should do the trick!
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• United States
1 Nov 07
I always knew that lights out meant they weren't participating. I usually do participate though, but I don't know what happens when I leave my lights off when I'm at parties. That's the only occasion that I don't participate.
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@ayshren (137)
• United States
1 Nov 07
We just put a sign on the door that says NO CANDY. lol
@missybal (4492)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Exactly what I was going to suggest.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yeah, you're right. If the lights are out - especially the porch light - then there's no treats for ya. We had ALL our lights on, and only got 15 trick-or-treaters. I don't know why there weren't that many for us...
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
1 Nov 07
ha ha , I do not do Halloween either..The kids should be taught IF they do not know that when the lights are off no one is home..That is just common sense to me...I understand maybe small children might not know but then they should not be going out alone anyway.I blame the parents for this.It is up to the parents to teach their children,thats why GOD gave them children to teach them...I live in a rural area and no one comes here anyway and for that i am thankful.I do not like halloween ,it seems like an evil holiday,and i don't even know how it even got started to tell the truth..
1 Nov 07
My partner and I were originally planning on going out last night, but I really didn't feel up to it after all, so we stayed home instead. We had a very quiet night, however, with only three knocks on the door.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Nov 07
LOL We were taught as children that if the porch light is out then you don't bother them. I didn't hand out candy last night and we didn't have any little trick or treaters show up...it was actually a quiet night. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• Australia
1 Nov 07
LOL. Yeah, that would be annoying. Maybe next year you should put up a sign and see how that goes. We're lucky here, halloween and trick or treaters aren't that big. Sure, there are parties but our country is very stranger danger aware! lol. makes it easy on us!
• United States
1 Nov 07
I live in a teeny weeny mountain community. We studded the front lawn with homemade grave markers with poetic misspelled little RIP ditties on them that were a blast to make. We situated a 7 ft mummy right at the front door, and had a huge bowl of miniature snickers and tasty treats like that... and not one person came to the door. Maybe we should have traded places for the night! PS: I once had a column in the local paper where I was living and the editor wanted to take a picture of me to put on my column. So I went down there wearing my favorite cateye sunglasses and she took a few shots, but then when she developed them she didn't use any of them because she said I looked like an alien. My point being I relate to aliens.