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Halloween

Post#1 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:06 am

Everybody have a good Halloween? I didn't get a single trick o'treater this year, probably because it was so cold last night.

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Re: Halloween

Post#2 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:06 pm

We had 255 kids, record numbers. I personally didn't go out in costume this season due to my back pain :( , but my kids had a great time. (son as Luke Skywalker, my daughter as Chewy ) :)
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Re: Halloween

Post#3 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 am

Yeah Jaded, I did have a good Halloween, despite only having 8 Trick or Treaters. I thought that the lack of wind and rain would mean more Trick or Treaters. :? Glad I decided to take a year off of putting up the orange lights as few people were out.
The highlight of the day was that I marched in our towns Costume parade for the first time, decked out as an astronaut. I'd estimate that there were 300 people in the parade, far more than were watchin on the sidewalks!
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Post#4 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:21 pm

There's a mall not far from my place, and I think most people nowadays just take their kids there, as all the stores will give out candy. It's warmer, bad weather isn't an issue, it's well lit, etc. So probably why I don't see many or even any trick o' treaters any more these days.

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Re: Halloween

Post#5 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 pm

JadedDM wrote:There's a mall not far from my place, and I think most people nowadays just take their kids there, as all the stores will give out candy. It's warmer, bad weather isn't an issue, it's well lit, etc. So probably why I don't see many or even any trick o' treaters any more these days.

Also, the parents think that they don't have to worry about their kids getting tainted treats from businesses, and that they don't have to check the treats.
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Post#6 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:22 pm

I'm starting to believe my wife in that tainted treats is a urban myth, has it EVER happened? I couldn't find a single verified case in Canada. I remember people telling me about razor blades and all that BS when I was young, but it NEVER happened to anyone I grew up with and I grew up in the most red-neck town you possible could have. I always check my kids candy, but it's more now to just steal from them lol :lol:
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Re: Halloween

Post#7 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:25 pm

Cole wrote:I'm starting to believe my wife in that tainted treats is a urban myth, has it EVER happened?

I've heard that same point of view that your wife has, and while I think tainted treats is something that has been greatly exaggerated since at least the early 80's, I do believe it has occurred; and, sadly, it is still occurring. I didn't see the whole story, but on a news tease for one of the local stations emanating out of Seattle they mentioned two local kids getting sickened by ingesting drugs made to look similar to Jawbreakers. Happened just this 2019 Halloween. (shaking my head) :sucks: Sad.
I always check my kids candy, but it's more now to just steal from them lol :lol:

Ha Ha! Do you pick out specific types, like the Hershey family or Red Vines, or just randomly kipe whatever looks good?
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Re: Halloween

Post#8 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:21 pm

I can't find any substantiated claims of anyone giving out bad candy in the States, either. I even tried to google the Seattle story RPG Dinosaur mentioned, and couldn't find anything. (Also, as a kid myself, my parents never checked my candy and I never ran into any problems, nor heard of anyone else doing so.)

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Re: Halloween

Post#9 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm

We don't really do halloween here (Australia), although its growing (but also faces a lot of resistance as it's seen as Americanisation).

I've always thought the idea of halloween lollies being tampered with would be only a slightly higher risk than any other food you may buy/give your kids - in which case, inadvertent contamination is usually a bigger issue (eg. poor food safety practices, damaged machinery resulting in contamination). In saying that, deliberate malicious contamination does occur on occasion, eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Aust ... tamination, but even in that case it was more about someone involved in the production process.

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