This post is a few days late, but here goes. As I was driving home from work on Halloween, I hit awful traffic, so ditched the freeway and took side streets to get home. I cut through the "nice" neighborhood that is only a few blocks away and it was JAM PACKED with kids, people, cars, everything. Normally, it's a pretty low key, quiet, uncrowded neighborhood.
What is the deal with people leaving their own neighborhoods and going to the "nicer" neighborhoods for candy? When we were young, we just went in our neighborhood. We never would've had our parents take us to a more affluent neighborhood for better candy. I guess the thought just never crossed our minds. We wanted to run around in the streets we were already familiar with and with people we already knew, not roam around a strange neighborhood.
Is it Robin Hood trick-or-treating? All I know is that if I lived in one of those homes, I'd be demanding addresses for kids when they came to the door. Not a local resident, no candy for you! Call me a grinch, but it just ain't right. Actually, instead of not giving them anything, I'd give them the lame candy and save the chocolate for the locals. A two-tiered system.
It'd be fine if you were there with people who live in the neighborhood. But they aren't. I was chatting with a woman at work who took her kids to a nicer neighborhood. She said they give out the king size bars instead of the trick-or-treat sized ones. Really? Really lame. Because I'm sure that's what kids need. King-sized chocolate bars. I'm not sure exactly what I hate about this, but it just seems so wrong. Like it's not in the spirit of trick-or-treating, but maybe it's just me.