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Old 10-25-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Dentists must LOVE Halloween!

Halloween is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Strange you should suggest otherwise.

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Where do you get the free Halloween candy you must give out? Or are you the house with the lights turned off?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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In our neighborhood, you get a bucket with candy , Halloween pencils, yo yo's etc. It's fun! If you don't want to participate, I guess you could google the sign, print it out and put it on your door, pretending to already have been booed!
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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I come to dread "boo'ing" in our neighborhood each year. That's because we have multiple "boo's" going around, so by the time Halloween arrives you've been boo'ed about 3 or 4 times (and thus have to reciprocate with an "un-boo'ed" neighbor each time). Each line has a different symbol that you must tape to your door to indicate you've been boo'ed - a cat, pumpkin, ghost, etc.

And this year, someone has started it in my office too!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Dentists must LOVE Halloween!

Halloween is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Strange you should suggest otherwise.
LOL My husband is a dentist and he actually does love it! And no, we don't hand out toothbrushes...
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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I think you people are all crazy. You must be making this all up. I swear I have never heard of this before!
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Yes, NRG, we've all pranked you! Happy Halloween!

(Just kidding. Boo'ing is a real thing.)

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I think you people are all crazy. You must be making this all up. I swear I have never heard of this before!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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We have a hopgoblin who leaves pumpkin buckets with Halloween candy and toys at our front door. We have to do the same to 2 of our neighbors else we risk the wrath of the hopgoblin. We also have to post a sign on our front door that says we have already been visited.
My children love this tradition - more than the stuff they receive they love to find a house without the sign and leave the buckets they filled, pretending to be a hopgoblin(I still dont know what exactly it is).
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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LOL My husband is a dentist and he actually does love it! And no, we don't hand out toothbrushes...
I've started a new tradition this year with my kids. I'm paying them $50 each to NOT GO OUT to trick n' treat. They both loved the idea (boys ages 6 and 9). So, instead we are going to go see a movie and go spend their money on something that doesn't raise their sugar levels (nor mine).
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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You'd better follow through kwalk....My mom offered me $1000 not to drink/do drugs while in high school.... and never paid up! Kids remember the darndest things!
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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You'd better follow through kwalk....My mom offered me $1000 not to drink/do drugs while in high school.... and never paid up! Kids remember the darndest things!
I just paid them today after they had several days to think about the deal! Oddly, they are more excited about the money than the thought of going out and getting candy. I did have to make it clear though that none of the money could be spent on candy...they agreed!!

Now, I am wondering how I could make a deal with them to skip all the Christmas hoop-la and go on a family vacation instead!
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