"Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>I like candy as much as the next person, even though I have to restrict
> from eating it.
> But what I hate is that Halloween should be an universal holiday, a
> holiday for
> everyone to collect as much candy as they can...but the kids have taken
> over a
> perfectly good holiday.
> So for the last few years I have practiced Reverse Trick or Treat. When
> comes to my door, before they can say ToT, I say it. They look confused
> and I
> tell them that because I have to stay home to give them candy is no reason
> should be deprived of the same joy. Still confused I tell them that as
> soon as
> they give me some candy, I will give them candy. Some balk, some laugh,
> but most
> will put some candy in my ToT bag and then I give them the candy I've
> bought for
> the occasion. The upside is that if I run out of my candy I can give out
> I've collected.
> Of course I don't do this to the ultra-minnies as they wouldn't
> understand, but
> then again, what do they really understand about Halloween anyway?
> So I urge all of you to practice Reverse Trick or Treat...if for no other
> than that it is quite funny
sounds like way too much effort. I just hide with all the lights out. Like
every other night.