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“Tired of your shyt!”

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Oct 18, 2007
 
JGirl wrote:
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Used to be.
Where you in the ACMoore (strip mall) pkg lot on Sunday around noon?? Drive a jeep??
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I too think it needs to be ON Halloween, I really do not like all these different dates. Ya know in school you can no longer celebrate birthdays with cupcakes or brownies cuz of fat kids, when are they going to impose this on us .... what healthy thing can we give out????
Keep your kids in their own neighborhoods ghetto or NOT!!!!!
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They are kids so what if they come to your neighborhood...they are KIDS. Yes I live in a small rural town that people travel too. Our little town goes all out, it is pretty cool for all the kids to enjoy it...spend the extra 5 bucks for another 100 pcs of candy BIG DEAL.
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Big E wrote:
They are kids so what if they come to your neighborhood...they are KIDS. Yes I live in a small rural town that people travel too. Our little town goes all out, it is pretty cool for all the kids to enjoy it...spend the extra 5 bucks for another 100 pcs of candy BIG DEAL.
Well said!! I fully agree with you.
This is what’s wrong with society now in days some people think they are better than others and treat others differently. Americanism is about working and sharing together as equals. As the pilgrims and Indians did. This is why America is so messed up today we've lost that quality!!!!

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Allentown

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Big E and Okay...
It looks like ya'll might not be from here, but maybe the ISP is misleading. In any event, here is the problem: folks from not-so-nice parts of town are bringing their kids (who behave like hoodlems) to my very nice neighborhood. It may, on the surface, seem like I don't want kids around of a different ethnicity or economic class. In reality, I simply want my neighborhood's visitors to be courteous and polite and obey the law. This is not the case with Halloween Night drop-offs. The low-lifes who bring their multiple offspring LEAVE and then come back 2 hours later to pick up their darling children. Meanwhile, their kids are running thru private property areas, destroying personal property, talking with foul mouths at the top of their lungs and commiting vandalism. It stinks.

So, no, I'm not willing to share with these punks as equals simply because they are not "just kids." They are hoodlems let out of the zoo for one night, and they do not know how to behave.

Luckily, this year, we've got our friendly police coming to the neighborhood to spend some quality time getting to know our visitors.
JGirl

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Boriqua hasta la muerte wrote:
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Where you in the ACMoore (strip mall) pkg lot on Sunday around noon?? Drive a jeep??
Huh? "where" I?
No I don't own a jeep & I don't shop at an AC Moore, don't even know where there is one around here.
Big E

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Big E and Okay...
It looks like ya'll might not be from here, but maybe the ISP is misleading. In any event, here is the problem: folks from not-so-nice parts of town are bringing their kids (who behave like hoodlems) to my very nice neighborhood. It may, on the surface, seem like I don't want kids around of a different ethnicity or economic class. In reality, I simply want my neighborhood's visitors to be courteous and polite and obey the law. This is not the case with Halloween Night drop-offs. The low-lifes who bring their multiple offspring LEAVE and then come back 2 hours later to pick up their darling children. Meanwhile, their kids are running thru private property areas, destroying personal property, talking with foul mouths at the top of their lungs and commiting vandalism. It stinks.
So, no, I'm not willing to share with these punks as equals simply because they are not "just kids." They are hoodlems let out of the zoo for one night, and they do not know how to behave.
Luckily, this year, we've got our friendly police coming to the neighborhood to spend some quality time getting to know our visitors.
Sorry I am from the area ..these hoodlums you speak of..foul mouthed, private property tresspassing, vandalizing, low life just let out of the zoo kids..how old are they? the kids I see trick or treating are around 5-10 yrs old? these "hoodlums" you speak of are they that old? It sounds like you are blowing this a bit out of proportion? maybe?
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Oct 18, 2007
 
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I too think it needs to be ON Halloween, I really do not like all these different dates. Ya know in school you can no longer celebrate birthdays with cupcakes or brownies cuz of fat kids, when are they going to impose this on us .... what healthy thing can we give out????
Keep your kids in their own neighborhoods ghetto or NOT!!!!!
Now that's stupid, you can't have that stuff for birthdays in school? Too bad for the fat kids, we had kids in our class who had medical issues that they couldn't eat that stuff & they lived, imagine that. As for the other heavy kids, maybe if they stopped shocing the food down their throats & the parents monitored it it wouldn't be an issue. I have no sympathy for those that kill themselves with food. Too damn bad.
JGirl

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Well said!! I fully agree with you.
This is what’s wrong with society now in days some people think they are better than others and treat others differently. Americanism is about working and sharing together as equals. As the pilgrims and Indians did. This is why America is so messed up today we've lost that quality!!!!
Brush up on history, the pilgrims & the Indians didn't all get along like they want you to think. Go back to Roanoake, the pilgrims attacked & killed many Indians & the Indians retaliated & killed some Pilgrims. Even later on in the 17th century it still went on. Thanksgiving wasn't even held during the time we know it to be nowadays. So please if you want to start goin' all Lifetime on here educate yourself on the topic you are speaking of.
Big E

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Will your friendly neighborhood police be escorting all the little spiderman, batman, spongebob and cinderella's out of town?
Gimmie Candy

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Oct 18, 2007
 
MonkeyMomma wrote:
Big E and Okay...
It looks like ya'll might not be from here, but maybe the ISP is misleading. In any event, here is the problem: folks from not-so-nice parts of town are bringing their kids (who behave like hoodlems) to my very nice neighborhood. It may, on the surface, seem like I don't want kids around of a different ethnicity or economic class. In reality, I simply want my neighborhood's visitors to be courteous and polite and obey the law. This is not the case with Halloween Night drop-offs. The low-lifes who bring their multiple offspring LEAVE and then come back 2 hours later to pick up their darling children. Meanwhile, their kids are running thru private property areas, destroying personal property, talking with foul mouths at the top of their lungs and commiting vandalism. It stinks.
So, no, I'm not willing to share with these punks as equals simply because they are not "just kids." They are hoodlems let out of the zoo for one night, and they do not know how to behave.
Luckily, this year, we've got our friendly police coming to the neighborhood to spend some quality time getting to know our visitors.
I agree 100% Is it ok for me to refuse 13 and over?I didn't buy that much candy,I really want it for the little ones in the neighborhood.
ps It's my 1st year of giving
JGirl

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I agree 100% Is it ok for me to refuse 13 and over?I didn't buy that much candy,I really want it for the little ones in the neighborhood.
ps It's my 1st year of giving
One yr I bought little bags for candy & filled them up & gave them out. Kids really liked it, but that's going to the extreme, but I liked the look on their faces with they got this little suprise bag. Was pretty neat. Didn't do it the yr after that, was stuck on bedrest & didn't do it last yr just gave out loose candy. But I'm considering it for this yr but not sure yet as we may take our son trick or treating but it's up in the air as of now. He's soon to be 2 & can eat soft chocolate like peanut butter cups etc but not sure if he's really ready for it yet but it's a possibility.

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MonkeyMomma wrote:
I live in a popular drop-off neighborhood, thanks the Morning Call for printing our location last year.(That totally brought in MORE riff-raff.)
At my door, the kids we know get awesome candy. Kids who are too old or are from out of town get the cheap stuff. Sorry, but we do play favorites. If more of my neighbors engaged in this type of favoritism, maybe the drop-off kids would go elsewhere. Who wants to drive to my neighborhood for candy corn??
I don't give the older kids anything. If they look like they are more than about 13 I tell 'em to take a hike.

“aka MOB”

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okay wrote:
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Well said!! I fully agree with you.
This is what’s wrong with society now in days some people think they are better than others and treat others differently. Americanism is about working and sharing together as equals. As the pilgrims and Indians did. This is why America is so messed up today we've lost that quality!!!!
I wouldn't care if it was just about safety or going to a neighborhood that has more houses participating, that would be fine.

But even back when I was trick or treating (sadly over 20 years ago) there were even the parents who would drive their kids all over the place, every trick or treat night, all over the lehigh valley just to get more candy. I'm sorry but that is just greedy. And I'm sure its 100 times worse now.

“Life is Good”

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Gimmie Candy wrote:
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I agree 100% Is it ok for me to refuse 13 and over?I didn't buy that much candy,I really want it for the little ones in the neighborhood.
ps It's my 1st year of giving
Unfortunately, the 13 and over crowd might come back and give you a "trick". I personally don't mind teenagers if they at least bother to dress up.

If you want to give candy to specific children in the neighborhood you are better off making up a couple bags and delivering it to the houses, I think picking and choosing who you give candy to is just asking for trouble.

It's always hard the first year, you never know what kind of crowd you'll get, you could always check with a neighbor.
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Brush up on history, the pilgrims & the Indians didn't all get along like they want you to think. Go back to Roanoake, the pilgrims attacked & killed many Indians & the Indians retaliated & killed some Pilgrims. Even later on in the 17th century it still went on. Thanksgiving wasn't even held during the time we know it to be nowadays. So please if you want to start goin' all Lifetime on here educate yourself on the topic you are speaking of.
i'm sure okay is not a history major (unlike yourself!)- but i'm also sure you can get his or her point!!! seeing that your sooo smart!!! would you like a cookie for your history leason?!?!

now get you a$s out of the history books and learn something about todays society!!!! do something productive!!!!!!!
Annie

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As a senior citizen living on a fixed
income, I can no longer afford to buy
treats for all the hoards of people,
not just youngsters, on the appointed
night of "trick or treat". A few
years ago it used to be fun when the
children in the neighborhood stopped
by and it was also very safe for the
children. But sadly our society has
become greedy and selfish and always
looking for a handout.

“Howdy, Ya'll!”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

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Big E wrote:
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Sorry I am from the area ..these hoodlums you speak of..foul mouthed, private property tresspassing, vandalizing, low life just let out of the zoo kids..how old are they? the kids I see trick or treating are around 5-10 yrs old? these "hoodlums" you speak of are they that old? It sounds like you are blowing this a bit out of proportion? maybe?
Nope, I'm talking about the 8-15 year old set. Yes, they drop off the tweenies, and believe me, the tweenies are not so nice.

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Gimmie Candy wrote:
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I agree 100% Is it ok for me to refuse 13 and over?I didn't buy that much candy,I really want it for the little ones in the neighborhood.
ps It's my 1st year of giving
You can do whatever you want!:) But I agree w/ Eeyore - I wouldn't flat out refuse candy to anybody. I just give 'em a teeny amount of really gross stuff (think candy corn) that they don't want to discourage a repeat visit next year. Definitely check w/ your neighbors to see how much candy you'll need on hand if you want to participate. Also, there's always the option of NOT participating - keep your lights out and don't answer the door.
Big E

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Oct 19, 2007
 
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You can do whatever you want!:) But I agree w/ Eeyore - I wouldn't flat out refuse candy to anybody. I just give 'em a teeny amount of really gross stuff (think candy corn) that they don't want to discourage a repeat visit next year. Definitely check w/ your neighbors to see how much candy you'll need on hand if you want to participate. Also, there's always the option of NOT participating - keep your lights out and don't answer the door.
Ok I understand your point, I must live too far out for these "types" to drive to..I agree better to turn lights off and don't answer the door then tell kids no.

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