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Old 10-31-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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"Sorry! No candy here! Didn't you notice the light was out?"

Then expect them not to come back next year.
That happened to us about 30 minutes ago.
Kind of annoying for our dog as he was none too happy he let out a growl.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:41 AM
 
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Im in Australia & this question & answer's were exactly what I needed! Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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No need to answer the door at all. We put a huge bowl outside on our top step with the candy bags within. Each child comes up and takes a bag. By the end of the night there are usually a few bags leftover. Honor system is still in place and works in my neighborhood.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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I once played a joke on the trick-or-treaters; it was a few years ago. I was going to a Halloween party (for adults) that day. I just finished putting on my costume, and was about to head out. Suddenly, someone knocked on my door. I looked through the peephole, and saw some kids, age 8 or so, in costumes. That's when I had a spontaneous idea. I answered the door, and moments before they start talking, I said to them: "Trick or treat!"

The sudden role reversal totally hit them upside the head. The flabbergasted look on their faces was priceless. A few seconds later, they got the joke and burst into laughter. They took some candy from the bowl I held in front of them, thanked me, and moved on to the next door.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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n e c r o
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Have some fake guts pressed up against your abdomen and when you open the door stumble a bit drop to your knees and spill your fake guts and as they run off in terror steal all the candy they left behind.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Generally, I just say “One to a customer, please.”
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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Sometimes I lightly tease the older kids for a trick. Usually they can come up with something...usually it's pretty lame, but all in fun. LOL




What's funny and cute to me, is when the little ones have a trick they've rehearsed, so they want to share it with you, but you can't hardly understand them, so you have to look to the parents to explain. LOL
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The correct response is "Happy Halloween. Oh what a great costume!"
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The correct response is "Happy Halloween. Oh what a great costume!"
You nailed it?
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