The Younger Secret’s Halloween Haul October 31, 2008 By Jeff 62 Comments Any thoughts? Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare on Pinterest
Dave the Other says
I remember getting homemade popcorn balls and carmel apples as a kid in my little town. I was allergic to chocolate as a kid so sis made out like a bandit. I had no idea I was her mule. I would get all her Smarties though! Yum.
Looks like the guys got quality stuff and not the 600 piece, $6.95 bag of toss ’em and forget ’em.
I’ve got a rockin nut road snickers for ya, Other Kristen!
I handed out coupons for AXE body spray this year.
For the first year ever, the Things did not go trick-or-treating. instead, they opted to stay home and hand out candy (since we were having a party too and they didn’t want to miss any of the fun).
We had ONE kid come by. At 5. That’s just sad.
Disappointing for them to miss out on the fun to be had on North Main Street (just 2 blocks from our house was packed to the RAFTERS with kids and families. Go figure), but the plus is that the remaining 4 bags of candy are theirs for the taking. I expect the big bowl of goodies to last until Thanksgiving, at least. That’s some consolation, isn’t it?
Dave the Other says
Anybody else having their dog wanting, demanding, their food an hour early today? Poop-Doggie-Dog (Harriette) is amazing. An hour early I kid you not! What! !
When I was single, I lived in an apartment that had a dusk to dawn light. Kids kept showing up and begging for shit….I wound up handing out cucumbers, potatoes, and eventually nickles and pennies….once the change ran out I gave them a stapler, a ruler, and various office products. Finally, I said fuck it and took a ball bat and busted out the dusk to dawn light. The landlord was pissed–I told him to suck it.
OK….who the HELL gives out mexican restaurant dinner mints on Halloween…still in their ABUELO’S wrappers????? Seemed to be a lot of candy bowls on porches this year (the honor system…take just one)…lazy bahstahds. And then the dogs pantin’ and lickin’ at 5 in the frickin’ AM…”Let us out or we’re gonna assplode”. You can teach a dog to roll over but you can’t teach them to tell time.
That seems like a nice haul. I see absolutely no “orange and black things” (I learned this year they’re called “Mary Janes”??). I see a lot of good chocolate bars and are those Bottle Caps I see hidden under there?! nice!
The orange and black things rock–especially with the peanut allergy kids.
Oh, and the orange and black things are NOT Mary Jane’s. Mary Jane’s come in small rectangular bars about the size of those tickets you get when you buy into a raffle.
They are individually wrapped and usually hard as hell to open–because they’ve survived six years on a shelft–and another 14 months in the bottom of a candy bucket where they’ve melted and reformed so many times they are now melded into their wax paper wrapper.
The wrapper actually says “Mary Jane” and has a picture of a little girl circa 1950 on it.
However, I can see the connection because the Mary Janes and the black and orange things taste identical. They may very well be Mary Janes sporting a different wrapper and mold. However, they are tasty–you know, once all the Snickers and Reece Cups are devoured (usually with in the first 15-minutes post trick or treat).
…but it beats an apple or a free small fries at Wendy’s–those require too much work and adult intervention.
My mother always handed out the black and orange “peanut butter kisses.” I was mortified as we always gave out the worst candy. It was partially that we were poor (five kids, one income, Catholic school) and partially that my mom’s taste buds are for shit and she actually likes them – A LOT – and it would never occur to her that others don’t like them.
Did anybody hear about the woman here in the Detroit area who actually refused to give candy to 4-year-olds if their parents were going to vote for Obama? She didn’t give a crap if the kids went away crying. She actually asked people and point blank refused to give the children any candy. Special place in hell.
Lew in Bama says
I live in what is considered by some to be the “rich” side of town….we get car and van-loads of kids from less “rich” neighborhoods dropped off because apparently we give out better candy. It’s annoying. Carloads of punkass teenagers running amok in my neighborhood.
And they dont even wear costumes. I don’t like giving free candy to a kid who can’t even put on a sheet and be ghost…
We had about 30 this year before we turned out our light to avoid the teenagers. Plus, we had beer to drink and answering the door every 10 minutes got old.
Not one single Clark Bar!!!