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OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by rab_rant » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:31 am

Now here is the thing Halloween is supposedly a special holiday for children
and they are allowed to dress up as witches, demons, zombies, killer clowns
for this one night of the year. The rest of the year their parents protect them
from these very things by not allowing them to play violent video games ,
or watch scary movies on TV. The care and concern that is observed the rest
of the year is let slip and the things that we try to protect children from on
Halloween is actively encouraged. Seems a bit hypocritical. What's a kid to think?

The majority opinion would be that I am being a spoil sport. Apparently Halloween
is a much loved holiday in America especially for children, and it seems to have been
exported all over the world... perhaps it is cynical to believe that it is just another
marketing ploy to get people to cram and fill their lives full of more rubbish,
for even now the supermarkets are awash with all sorts of junk associated with Halloween.

If I were a social justice warrior from Scotland I would be up in arms for the fact
that America has stolen Halloween by cultural appropriation and transmogrified it
into a commercial behemoth :-)
Scottish Steel and Irish Fire that's the weapon I desire.

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by rab_rant » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:38 am

THe question is:
Do you celebrate Halloween and if so why
or
Do you close the curtains and put out the lights and pretend not to be home?
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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by whiteswan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:48 am

I Close the curtains and pretend not to be home....mind you, I do remember hollowing out a turnip when I was a kid, putting a candle in it and going round knocking on doors with my friends trying to scare people

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by 1964white » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:33 am

I ignore the little horrors :lol:

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by hector » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:50 am

I live 2 miles out of the village up a farm and woodland track.... the little shits can't even find me :) :)

plus I would re-instate the trip wire booby traps in my front garden if I thought they could... :shock: :shock:

same goes for those scrounging barstewards who sing their way round the place at Xmas .... bah humbug.....

not a social person me..... :mrgreen:
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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by 1964white » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:56 am

hector wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:50 am
I live 2 miles out of the village up a farm and woodland track.... the little shits can't even find me :) :)

plus I would re-instate the trip wire booby traps in my front garden if I thought they could... :shock: :shock:

same goes for those scrounging barstewards who sing their way round the place at Xmas .... bah humbug.....

not a social person me..... :mrgreen:
:rol: :rol: :rol:

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by Chilli D » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:05 am

I normally buy a bag of fun size choccy bars and if some children have made a proper effort to dress up and are supervised by adults, I will hand them out. Once the sweets are gone, no more answering the door.
My missus hates it though. If I'm not there, the door doesn't get answered

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by rab_rant » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:24 am

hector wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:50 am
I live 2 miles out of the village up a farm and woodland track.... the little shits can't even find me :) :)

plus I would re-instate the trip wire booby traps in my front garden if I thought they could... :shock: :shock:

same goes for those scrounging barstewards who sing their way round the place at Xmas .... bah humbug.....

not a social person me..... :mrgreen:
Booby traps may be a bit extreme... what about the Rottweiler option?
After all they say the best way to bring children up is to put your fingers
down a Rottweiller's throat. :twisted:
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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by leic white 63 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm

dont really get bothered on halloween . it probably helps mind when one of my neighbours looks like the f**king child catcher.
just means more sweeties for me :)

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Re: OT (I hate Halloween)

Post by faaip » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:26 pm

We stick the music on loud and take the batteries out of the door bell
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