I’m not saying there should be rules, but doesn’t etiquette dictate a certain logical age limit for trick-or-treating? I mean, really… at the point when you need to take the night off work from your pizza delivery job, it’s time to give up the sack and mask and buy your own #%*)#% candy. I LOVE Halloween It’s one of my favorite holidays. I love the little tykes coming odor to door for candy, and lots of things for bigger kids (and adults to do) but I had a serious problem for a few years with teens and young adults coming to the door for candy at all hours of the night. Seriously. If you drive yourself out to a neighborhood to trick or treat. You’re too old.
I don’t mean to sound like the voice of scrooge’s past… but seriously…I live in a busy neighborhood and I work a lot, and I have small children. Don’t ring my doorbell at 11:45 and demand candy if you’re big enough that you had to shave before you put on your costume makeup. This is an activity for small children.
A few years ago I started hanging this sign on my door… and I haven’t had a trick-or-treater after 8:30 p.m. ever since.
Signs you’re too old for trick or treating.
1. You had to take the night off work.
2. You had to shave to paint your costume face on.
3. You could buy better candy by yourself.
4. You brought a date.
5. You had to hire a babysitter.