135 or so kids here; down from last year which approached 200. We're in a growing neighborhood too. Worst thing is when asshats in $35,000 SUVs park in front of your damn house, unload a buttload of poorly costumed kids and sit there drinking their coffee while the kids canvass the street. "let's go trick or treat where the working folk live, that'd be fun".
Best costumes - the Canadian Tire Guy & his wife (you canucks know who I'm talking about, it was classic), a giant homemade Stewie (family guy), a few well done home made lizards (on tiny tykes), a Ron Mexico (albiet with Dunn's number), and a kid looking for his cat (with a flattened stuffed cat on his padded behind).
Worst costumes - Anything with a "Scream
-esque" mask. Ye gods, must've been 15 or 20! Dress in black and throw on a $4 mask, that's a good way to pass the time when you're too old to trick or treat. Some other lame costumes - 13-15 year olds in flannel pajamas dressed as "slumber party" kids. Except it was cold, so they had sweatshirts on too, so it just looked like they were wearing pajama pants around (which some kids do now, apparently). Lame.
Only one "repeater" this year, and I think he just kept standing on the step not believing I wasn't going to give him anything the second time around. Last year, to my wife's chagrin, I had the following exchange with some early teens "what're you dress up as?" "uhhhhh, a schoolkid
" "Yeah, so no candy for that" ":|
" (Fellow's friends - "BURN!"). No egging though, which is always a plus.Use your head, don't lose it - Don't feed the trolls!
Use your head, don't lose it - Don't feed the trolls!
Boycott Belligerent Boycotters!