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    [QUOTE=arwkrite;38015]I do not subscribe to Halloween. The rubbish bins are put out of harms way and the letter box blocked up for the night.QUOTE]

    Oh, believe me, arkers, you are not alone.........It's 17:30 and the little beggers, and that's just what they are, have already called twice. They were unlucky.
    Tradition or no, US or UK, all I know, apart from the fact I don't do 'being bullied', is that I'm disgusted by the whole thing. It's got now't to do with tradition or enjoyment, simply profit.........
    Pubs are a hobby, real ale is a passion. Oh, and like me dogs, fear no evil..........

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    [QUOTE=runningdog;38138]
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    I do not subscribe to Halloween. The rubbish bins are put out of harms way and the letter box blocked up for the night.QUOTE]

    Oh, believe me, arkers, you are not alone.........It's 17:30 and the little beggers, and that's just what they are, have already called twice. They were unlucky.
    Tradition or no, US or UK, all I know, apart from the fact I don't do 'being bullied', is that I'm disgusted by the whole thing. It's got now't to do with tradition or enjoyment, simply profit.........
    Grumble grumble - at best it's begging, at worst demanding money with menaces and criminal damage.

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    The Nags got a few quid off me last night. Very relaxing

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    Didn't venture into any pubs Friday or Saturday. Vampires, werewolves, bloodsuckers and hounds of hell don't seem to go down the pubs my way on a Sunday evening so a relatively peaceful couple of pints had then. Was dreading any knocks on the door last night but didn't get a single trick or treater. Shame really as I had prepared a few saucepans of boiling water to dispense from the upstairs window when required. A wasted effort.

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    No-one came round our doors last night, and I'm hoping that all the stores full of party gear means that is the way to go, and knocking on doors begging is a thing of the past. I won't give money out as that is what they want, and I now have a fun bag of mini bars of chocolates that I like to take out in the caravan when we go down to Old Windsor tomorrow for the Egham festival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    a fun bag of mini bars of chocolates
    Giving them an apple always delightfully confuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Giving them an apple always delightfully confuses
    That's dangerous - you're giving them ammunition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Giving them an apple always delightfully confuses
    ...Particularly when it's injected with a solution of Rohypnol.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    In the end it all went off quietly round here. The little darlings were all home before dark, which I found rather sad. Afraid of the dark, no stamina, no sense of adventure, no appetite for mischief, what is the world coming to.:confused::drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:
    OK, OK, so I'm never satisfied..........:evilgrin:

    So, what's happened to me little emoticons?
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    According to an item on the radio this morning (predictably lazy piece about the West End "Booze Bus") yesterday was Black Friday, with record numbers requiring assistance. Doubtless next Friday will be too. Our train home was remarkably civilised for 8PM on a Friday night. I fear to think what things were like a few hours later.

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