October 31st, 2007 05:13 PM
Halloween, only time we open the door to masked people?
Kind of scary tonight millions of Americans will open their doors to masked strangers. Anyone else thought of this? I see a opportunity for home invaders tonight. I will be prepared anyone else taking extra steps?
October 31st, 2007 05:17 PM
My dog has been filing her claws all day and she is just now moving on to her main battery, her big teeth.
I guess I will have the OC spray handy and the snubby tucked in my belt just for good measure.
October 31st, 2007 07:02 PM
Well, today is the one day of the year when you can dress up to be someone else. Dress up as a cop and carry OWB!
That would probably thwart any home invasions.
I don't even open my door on Halloween, nor do I think its the smartest thing to teach your kids to accept candy from complete strangers. Yes, most people out there are good honest people but I wouldn't want to run across the one nut job out there.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
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October 31st, 2007 07:27 PM
Old and grey (white!) - my porch light stays off trick or treat night - and no one is any more welcome than any other time. Meaning no one is too welcome, in particular when dark, anytime!.
If I had kids of the age range involved, I'd not be happy these days to have them lurking around stranger's houses .. too many freaks around. Latest thing tonight on local news was a warning of meth that could look like candy
Wierd times we live in.
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October 31st, 2007 07:44 PM
My roommate got upset I don't celebrate a Pagan holiday and I don't give out candy. Am I so wrong in not giving in to popular activities?
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October 31st, 2007 07:54 PM
This is the frist year that we kept the house dark and the porch lights off...it's kind of a stupid evening anyway...
Stay armed...stay safe!
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October 31st, 2007 08:26 PM
I live pretty far out in the boonies so trick-or-treaters don't normally come around this far off the beaten path. This is the first year we didn't bother to turn the porch light on. I carved a pumpkin, but it's here inside the house as we're probably the only folks that would see it anyway. I love the holiday, but any knocks on the door will be highly suspect.
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October 31st, 2007 08:40 PM
Last year the wife lost her grandmother on Halloween, so she didn't go all out like we usually do.
I'm sitting here in the home office, next to the safe, just in case.
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October 31st, 2007 09:34 PM
In the 26 years we have lived here, we have NEVER had a trick or treater come to the door! Also, we can go to bed early on New Years too as it is pretty quiet up here..yes, it is good to be me! Happy Halloween y'all
October 31st, 2007 10:16 PM
I dunno guys, I live in a pretty safe neighborhood. I had fun taking my daughter around (her first time) and hamming it up with some of the other cold Dads. I trust most of my neighbors, its the creeps that visit for one evening that I worry about.
This way we all get to know each other at least on a somewhat social level. I feel this can be important, if the SHTF we would probably all have to work together somehow.
"When among wild beasts, if they menace you, be a wild beast."
October 31st, 2007 10:37 PM
Ya'll are no fun. We have a blast here. Moms and Dads take turns walking with the kids, neighbors huddle around a fire and BS. I understand why some might be afraid or they have religious beliefs about the Halloween thing, but I refuse to live my life in fear. If I do, I've already lost without a fight.
Strangers and other undesirables get the boot pretty quick in my 'hood.
October 31st, 2007 10:47 PM
I live in a small town.About 400 homes in the neighborhood,one road in or out.Tonight was fun!County cops everywhere and kids with their parents having fun.We ran out of candy in one hour after a couple of hundred kids.
October 31st, 2007 11:05 PM
Lights on, door open, ferocious child-eating hound on leash (weighs all of 6 lbs.).
Had a blast handing out candy and my favorite picture of Jesus- Laughing Jesus.
We had 36 kids, and one 5 yr old fairy princess who desperately needed the bathroom.
All in all, it was a great night, and MOST of the candy is gone!
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
October 31st, 2007 11:12 PM
Same here. The wife and I pass out candy and yak it up with the parents who accompany their kids. We ooh and aah at the kid's costumes and have a good time in general. When we get enough of it we turn porch lights off and shut down for the night. My house gun is always close but as Sixto says, if you live your life in fear you've lost it anyway.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
November 1st, 2007 02:21 AM
We live out in the country, no trick or treaters have ever come up the hill. When we lived in the city there must have been 150 visitors. Never had a problem, never thought anything of it. Neither scenario is bad, just go with the flow.
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