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Grown men trick or treating and terrifying my children

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chandellina Sat 01-Nov-14 01:26:33

Aggressive knock on the door, open it to no one there, DS peaks out, two blokes in scary masks jump out making noises and threatening moves. My DD runs screaming away from the door. Then the two men ask for chocolate.

BOFster Sat 01-Nov-14 01:28:00

When was this?

hashtagwhatever Sat 01-Nov-14 01:30:22

How strange. What did you say?

chandellina Sat 01-Nov-14 01:36:20

It was tonight. My SIL had just come over and said she saw them doing it on our street so at least she was there to sort of warn us as it was happening and not freak out.

Surely there is no way this is OK. I don't think they were British and could only think maybe it's a tradition somewhere else? Who wouldn't be terrified though? They were not teenagers.

chandellina Sat 01-Nov-14 01:37:19

Later went to bring in my pumpkins and they'd been knocked down.

TheMaddHugger Sat 01-Nov-14 01:38:26

ummm, call the Cops ? Not to drag them away or anything, but please do give the police a heads up.

They sound a tad more than 'Tipsy'

IYKWIM (if you know what I mean )

((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))) brew

partialderivative Sat 01-Nov-14 02:20:15

What time did this happen?

partialderivative Sat 01-Nov-14 02:23:44

Ooh! Just noticed, they might have been FOREIGNERS

mutternutter Sat 01-Nov-14 06:22:59

Probably had one or two at pub....

cheesecakemom Sat 01-Nov-14 06:31:30

OMG so British people are saints? Definitely must be foreigners!

Some years ago before I moved, chavs used to knock on the door with young kids ( who looked really cold, runny nose and all). We gave sweets but after that they would ask for money too!!! We just stopped opening the door whenever it was Halloween. Oh, they were British in case anyone was wondering

Trapper Sat 01-Nov-14 06:36:41

Foreigners AND chavs? Eeeek!


TheMaddHugger Sat 01-Nov-14 06:58:19

lol Ima Foreigner

wine Suck That Haha

DownByTheRiverside Sat 01-Nov-14 07:10:44

How did you know they weren't teenagers? My DS was 5'10" and had a deep voice at 14. Did they take their masks off?
I think anyone trick or treating ought to mind their manners, but I've had some very nasty encounters over the years with children, including having eggs thrown. It's one of those festivals that can go very wrong, with people thinking they've been given freedom to do what they like.

Aeroflotgirl Sat 01-Nov-14 09:02:32

They sound pissed and probably did it for a laugh. I would have slammed the door in their face.

Humansatnav Sat 01-Nov-14 09:07:07

Id have told them to piss off, cheeky fuckers !

EverythingsRunningAway Sat 01-Nov-14 09:12:04

That's really not an OK thing to do. Trick or treating is for children.

Not grown ups. Or even teenagers.

As an adult, knocking on a stranger's door at night with a mask covering your face and asking them to give you stuff is obnoxious and likely to frighten.

onedayiwillmissthis Sat 01-Nov-14 10:08:35

to all those having a dig at the op for mentioning that they may have been foreign...just get down off your bloody high horses and calm down.

Seems it was mentioned as a possible reason, as in, maybe they do that in their home country. Don't think the op was having a go at 'foreigners'

chandellina Sat 01-Nov-14 10:31:07

Thank you oneday, yes I genuinely wonder if it might be a tradition somewhere.

They could have been late teens possibly but were built like men and had a sort of confident demeanor that would be rare in adolescence, no matter how drunk or high. Kids would be nervous or laughing, I think.

Anyway, it's all over now. I'll ask my neighbours what they thought.

caroldecker Sat 01-Nov-14 10:44:44

Surely Halloween is meant to be terrifying and 'trick or treating' is nothing more than demanding money with menaces, so they were actually entering into the spirit of the thing.

Latara Sat 01-Nov-14 12:26:28

It does sound strange; the oldest trick or treaters round my way are about 13 or 14 and look it, they usually go quite shy and are polite and say 'happy Halloween'. Maybe I'm lucky!

Hairtodaygonetomorrow Sat 01-Nov-14 12:31:35

LOL at Halloween being terrifying and demanding money with menaces- we had only two lots of cute children under 6/7 yesterday dressed as skeletons and they came away with...chocolate bars! No-one gives money, only people who don't like Halloween would say this!

I do think it is good though that in general, it seems that people who do like Halloween put pumpkins/Halloween signs out and then the rest are left alone. Much clearer, although my friend (with a very 'scary' adorable 4 year old) said apparently one person put up a sign saying no callers but it was in the shape and colour of a pumpkin- so lots of people were knocking!

Hairtodaygonetomorrow Sat 01-Nov-14 12:32:31

I also love the fact that these scary men asked for chocolate. It does sound weird that adults were doing it- but I have to say it doesn't sound very malicious if all they were hoping for was a KitKat.

chandellina Sat 01-Nov-14 15:31:38

Well I hope they enjoyed my hand crafted ghost lollipops.

Ohmygrood Sat 01-Nov-14 15:42:03

They were probably teens. We had quite a few groups of teens. Doesn't bother me at all.

HowlCapone Sat 01-Nov-14 15:47:59

I think they were probably teenage boys too. Having seen quite a few teenage boys during my rugby watching years, some are built like men whilst others are still boy shaped.

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