Why do poor people trick or treat in the rich neighborhoods

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Tired of moochers

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Oct 12, 2011
Why don't you keep those kids on your side of town.
Ella

Nebo, KY

#2 Oct 12, 2011
This is so true, we have quit doing Halloween because we would have two or three hundred kids and 95% were not fromthe neighborhood or had family in the neighborhood. Folks bringing them in from who knows where,
Carrigan

Clearwater, FL

#3 Oct 12, 2011
It's things like this that make me thankful we live in a gated community! The neighborhood my father lives in has to hired private security guards every Halloween. The parents are worse than the kids! And since when do 16 and 17 year old go trick-or-treating?
Frugal

Nashville, TN

#4 Oct 12, 2011
Why don't you buy a few extra bags of candy for a few extra bucks and give the less fortunate "kids" something to be excited about. If you live in a rich neighborhood, surely you can afford a few extra bags of candy. Your talking about excluding kids on halloween. If you are going to be so crotchety about it then just turn off your porch light and pretend you aren't home. These are kids you are talking about and it is candy for christ's sake. It is one time a year.

Everyone who posted in agreement with the original poster is missing the big picture and to me you are all coming across looking like a s s holes. That goes for you who started the thread as well.

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mmm

Cadiz, KY

#5 Oct 12, 2011
It should be obvious why the poor kids go to the rich neighborhoods! The poor neighborhoods can't afford to give out candy! If you don't like it, I suggest you turn off all of your lights and not hand out candy!
Tired of moochers

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Oct 12, 2011
I'm going to have two bowls of candy this year.
One for the neighborhood kids with snicker and kit kats.
One for the moochers with circus peanuts.
mmm

Cadiz, KY

#7 Oct 12, 2011
For God's sake have a heart! The kids can't help it if their parents are poor. You can afford to live in your big house in your rich neighborhood, surely you can afford to buy extra candy.
Frugal

United States

#8 Oct 12, 2011
Tired of moochers wrote:
I'm going to have two bowls of candy this year.
One for the neighborhood kids with snicker and kit kats.
One for the moochers with circus peanuts.
At least your giving something out to the kids. But to call the kids moochers is a stretch. In that case every kid who comes to your door on halloween is a moocher no matter what their socio-economic status is. Why give one kid one kind of candy and another kid another kind of candy? Why go to that trouble? How are you going to base your decision on which bowl you bring to the door each time?
mytaxes

Madisonville, KY

#9 Oct 12, 2011
another lesson being taught by dead beat, public assistance parents: KIDS, get whatever you can get free from the gainfully employed, or the government thier tax dollars support. Heck, the section 8 moms will even drive them over to the middle class and up neighborhoods, on $3.40 gas, talking on thier new iphone, in a car better than any parked on my property lol
Tired of moochers

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Oct 12, 2011
All I'm saying is stay in your own neighborhood.
I don't want trashy families coming to my house.
Keep the trash on the trash side and off my manicured lawn!
Frugal

Nashville, TN

#11 Oct 12, 2011
mytaxes wrote:
another lesson being taught by dead beat, public assistance parents: KIDS, get whatever you can get free from the gainfully employed, or the government thier tax dollars support. Heck, the section 8 moms will even drive them over to the middle class and up neighborhoods, on $3.40 gas, talking on thier new iphone, in a car better than any parked on my property lol
It doesn't matter about the who and why. It is about the kids. They aren't being taught to go get whatever they want for free, they are participating in a Halloween tradition. I used to go around my neighborhood once, change costumes, and go around again. Halloween is about free candy, costumes, scary stuff, and harmless mischief, like increasing your chances of getting good candy.

Isn't this all a moot point anyway. Don't most people take their children to an organized trick or treat event at a church parking lot or something similar (lame idea). You can't sanitize the fun out of everything or there will be no fun left to have. After all you don't want the poor kids to resent you and organize and come to your house and forcibly take the candy from you, do you?

Does the golden rule ring a bell to anyone?
Tired of moochers

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Oct 12, 2011
I wish they would try and TAKE my candy.
The little evil trash families and their kids would not live to regret it.
Frugal

Nashville, TN

#13 Oct 12, 2011
Tired of moochers wrote:
All I'm saying is stay in your own neighborhood.
I don't want trashy families coming to my house.
Keep the trash on the trash side and off my manicured lawn!
Narrow-minded idiot. At some point in history each of our families was probably trashy and poor or peasant like. We all didn't descend from royalty.

Put a fence around your precious lawn and turn out your lights for Halloween, better yet put a sign up that says exactly what you posted. That should go over really well with the neighbors and lower class.

Maybe you would like to have separate restaurants and restrooms and drinking fountains too. You could label them like this: Rich People Only - we only serve folks that make $50,000 or greater annually. But then you might come upon a sign that excludes you from an electronics store that says Rich People Only - we only serve folks that make $2,000,000 or greater annually.

Guess what genius? There is always someone that has more than you so think about that when you look down your nose at someone because they come to your neighborhood because a children's tradition allows them to knock on a door and get FREE candy.
Tired of moochers

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Oct 12, 2011
I want to give out candy to friends family and neighbors. Therefore my light will be on. Who you are will depend on what ya get!
ur stupid

Lewisburg, KY

#15 Oct 12, 2011
How ignorant of a person can u really be!? They are kids for goodness sake! They can't help what their parents do! Obviously u don't have any kids or u wouldn't be so ignorant and say something like this! Just remember that what goes up must come down and u definitely will one day! Bet on that one! No matter if a child is rich or poor they all should be loved the same! U better think about what ur saying if u do happen to have children of ur own. There's not one neighborhood in this town that is all that! Come on it's jot like ur in Beverly hills or something. Quit acting stupid!

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Since: Nov 09

Music City, USA

#16 Oct 12, 2011
It wouldn't surprise me that this was written by someone who lives on Noel Avenue.

I don't deal with Halloween; it's an annoying ass holiday, but to each their own- you just won't get any candy at my place.

Since: Mar 11

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#17 Oct 12, 2011
dear lord people get over yourselves you stuck up pieces of sh!t its just once year it wont kill you trust me
Secret Keeper

United States

#18 Oct 12, 2011
I've read a lot of ignorant comments on Topix but these about poor kids/wealthy neighborhoods have got to be some of the most insensitive rantings yet. My God, it's candy, it's one day/evening & it's fun for little kids, some who have little to look forward to.
Turn away the teen agers if you will. Turn off your lights if you don't want to participate that evening but please don't discriminate against some kids that are less fortunate than you.
middle class

Madisonville, KY

#19 Oct 12, 2011
I don't want to be an ass, but I do see a valid question being asked here. I live in an underclass neighborhood (for Madisonville) simply because I received an extremely good deal on my house. I caught someone who needed to sell worse than I needed to buy. My neighborhood has close to 500 kids come through every Halloween. I enjoy the kids and all the costumes and most if the parents are pleasant. My wife and I spent over $250 on candy the last three years in a row. That is a little ridiculous don't you think? This neighborhood has maybe 50 kids of trick or treat age at the most so 450+ kids are brought in each year. They come in van loads. People park on your lawn and even stop in the middle of the street and get out and leave their vehicles sitting there. If their was an emergency in the area the authorities couldn't even get through the neighborhood! I'm all for giving to kids and especially the less fortunate but this is crazy. If I could afford to spend more I would but the traffic and disrespect (parking on your lawn) really needs to stop....
Claude Balls

United States

#20 Oct 12, 2011
I sit on my neighbors porch (He's single, works

nights) and pass out toothpicks. He keeps

wondering why his bushes and shrubs get TP'ed.

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