Trick or Treat? How old is too old?

by Jeff Burritt Banned
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I know this 'person' who still goes Trick or Treating at age 32.

Isn't that kinda lame or weird or something? :confused:

No, it's not me! It's a relative....on my wife's side
#halloween #trick or treat
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I think it's too old to trick or treat unless you are going to friends houses - but you are never too old for the Night itself. I dress up and go to parties - I still go to haunted houses and corn mazes. And I always have a drink to toast to my wonderful departed Mother, who checked out of this hotel on Halloween almost 30 years ago. Mom always had a sense of humor so wherever she is, she's pleased that the Reaper chose to escort her out during that holiday.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

    I know this 'person' who still goes Trick or Treating at age 32.

    Isn't that kinda lame or weird or something? :confused:

    No, it's not me! It's a relative....on my wife's side
    Yes, it is lame and weird. What's the story with your wife's relative? Lonely? Looney? A child trapped in an adult's body? Addicted to sugar but to poor to afford candy? Eccentric? High-functioning autistic? Intellectually "special"? Someone should stop trick or treating by age 30 as I did.

    (just kidding)
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      Yes, it is lame and weird. What's the story with your wife's relative? Lonely? Looney? A child trapped in an adult's body? Addicted to sugar but to poor to afford candy? Eccentric? High-functioning autistic? Intellectually "special"? Someone should stop trick or treating by age 30 as I did.

      (just kidding)
      So you're still trick or treating after 30?

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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        So you're still trick or treating after 30?

        Steve
        I've adjusted how I carry out business transactions since childhood, but it is a similar principle, I guess. The "trick" nowadays is in the form of not providing something someone needs if I don't get the money I ask for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimo
    I'd say about 12 is where you should stop.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      We always see high school kids around here along with the little ones, so they are most definitely older than 12.

      I hope your relative is short, goes out with a bunch of his/her own relatives' kids and keeps totally covered, because if I ever see someone that old actually trick or treating and not just accompanying their kids to keep them safe, it's probably time to inform the police.

      If this person is only going (with kids) to people he or she knows and they all get a kick out of it, that's one thing. Otherwise, it would concern me what this person is doing.
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      • Profile picture of the author superpayouts
        When you become an adult (legal age), you should stop. So 18.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    How old is too old?

    When you get complimented on the very clever costume, only to have the littlest in the bunch proudly point and exclaim..."That's my grandpa..."
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    WHO KNOWS? Some people really go in for this. Some even think they are vampires or werewolves! Go figure. I think it is weird. Then again, outside of the candy and custom, I saw little in it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I wouldn't have a problem with someone 32 knocking on my door and begging for candy. If he was wearing a Halloween costume I'd put a piece of candy in his bag, pat him on the head, and say, "Here you go, boy." :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      It's a freakin' fun holiday - who cares whether a person is young or old? If it embarrasses you, don't go trick or treating with him
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        I'm not certain I can come up with an age limit, so I think if you're taller than I am, you really shouldn't be going out door to door begging for candy with the little ones.

        As a matter of fact, if you come to my door you're going to get a "trick" you may not have bargained for.

        However, you're never too old to celebrate Halloween whether by dressing up to hand out candy to the kiddies, or hosting or attending parties. Those are always fun no matter how tall or old you are!

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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          I'm not certain I can come up with an age limit, so I think if you're taller than I am, you really shouldn't be going out door to door begging for candy with the little ones.

          As a matter of fact, if you come to my door you're going to get a "trick" you may not have bargained for.

          However, you're never to old to celebrate Halloween whether by dressing up to hand out candy to the kiddies, or hosting or attending parties. Those are always fun no matter how tall or old you are!

          Terra
          Um Terra? There are 10 year olds taller than you are.

          Where I grew up people trick-or-treated until they were out of high school. We always expected high schoolers at the door and they always had some very innovative and interesting costumes. By high school though parties were taking over the halloween fun. Parents have a viable excuse because they escort children - but don't ever think they aren't enjoying the rounds themselves.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

            Um Terra? There are 10 year olds taller than you are.
            Ha!

            Not in my family...we come from little people. :p

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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    My wife and i dont care and I am 29 and she is 21 and we are still going out. How could you pass out of free candy?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by betterwtveter View Post

      ... How could you pass out of free candy?
      By thinking of my teeth and my girly figure! :p

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

    I know this 'person' who still goes Trick or Treating at age 32.

    Isn't that kinda lame or weird or something? :confused:

    No, it's not me! It's a relative....on my wife's side
    If I opened the door to a 32 year old man trick or treating without a child with him, I'd be bracing myself on the assumption that he's there for trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    There might be many people who want to run through the streets naked but some things just don't go down to well with the general public for the sole fact that's it's just not "normal".

    When there's other people in the picture that could potentially be scared or offended by another persons actions it's more about a single person just doing what they want to do.

    There's consideration for others to factor in first and foremost.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post


      There's consideration for others to factor in first and foremost.

      Some people's LACK of consideration for others is truly scary. But I'd be willing to give one night's pass if they promised to be polite and responsible the rest of the year
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanEagle
    I don't think there's a problem with a 32-year old trick or treating. He shouldn't expect everyone to give him candies though.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I know a 74 year old midget who still goes out trick or treating. Some of the people passing out candy get suspicious though when they smell blackberry brandy on his breath.
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        Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

        Is it bad that I read that as "Buckland Brandy"? I guess my brain just went straight to hobbit-relevant terms. I'm going to hell.
        Had to actually look up Buckland Brandy as I haven't read the Hobbit since I was 15. Dat was in a land far away and long ago...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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      74 Midgets! 32 yr old 250lb guys! I'm just not answering the door. I'm hiding in my Snuggie on the couch :O
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  • Profile picture of the author LearnNOTmoney
    I'm 22, and I went last year for a trick or treat, true Story. If i was a parent though, I'd be surprised if i see a middle aged dude in front of my door asking for candies.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamluo
    yeah , that's a good idea
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I think anyone over 15 is too old to trick-or-treat...
    Unless you are going with your children...
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Michael Ten View Post

      I think anyone over 15 is too old to trick-or-treat...
      Unless you are going with your children...
      16 year olds should not have children old enough to trick-or-treat.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You know your too old for trick or treating when the candy pulls your dentures out of your mouth.
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  • Profile picture of the author fern
    Every year we get a few high school kids trick or treating. Seems a little pathetic.
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  • I don't know...that's a tough call!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      I don't know...that's a tough call!

      I've never ever seen a neighborhood tricker treater even remotely resembling one of these ladies. Maybe I live in the wrong trailer park
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      • Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

        I've never ever seen a neighborhood tricker treater even remotely resembling one of these ladies. Maybe I live in the wrong trailer park
        In my neighborhood, the Trick IS the Treat! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Where the heck to those chicks live? It's always freezing out during Halloween where I am (other than the Halloween I was in CA at my sister's). I've always had costumes that are so thick that you could hit a ski slope with them on and stay warm. I still have one that is neck to floor 2 inch thick cotton, incidentally. Just because you're not going door to door for candy doesn't mean that Halloween in town isn't still a gas.
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  • We went to the Haight-Ashbury district a couple of times when I lived near SFO...it's hard to tell who is in costume on Halloween and who isn't...:rolleyes:

    But the "Exotic-Erotic Ball" is a gas!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    If the house handing out the prunes is actually your favorite stop...

    You might be too old for trick-or-treating.

    If your costume is a baby, and you actually consider using the diaper....

    You might be too old for trick-or-treating.

    Keep it going.....
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    You might be too old for trick or treat if people compliment your Methuselah costume -- and you aren't wearing one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    Trick or Treating at 32 years of age is OK, as long as you have a kid or two with you. Wouldn't it be a bit weird to open the door to a grown adult who doesn't have children with them? I would think I was about to get robbed or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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    I'm tired of giving out candy. Why can't we give out a trick instead? If it's trick or treat, then tricks should be expected 50% of the time. I think tricks are way under represented. We've just let kids demand treats. Where's the fun in that? M&Ms are sooo not scary. Plus, it's too predictable, no surprise. Kids need to learn that it's not always their way all the time. Healthier right? Diversify their experience. So yeah...gonna pass out campaign buttons instead
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

      I'm tired of giving out candy. Why can't we give out a trick instead? If it's trick or treat, then tricks should be expected 50% of the time. I think tricks are way under represented. We've just let kids demand treats. Where's the fun in that? M&Ms are sooo not scary. Plus, it's too predictable, no surprise. Kids need to learn that it's not always their way all the time. Healthier right? Diversify their experience. So yeah...gonna pass out campaign buttons instead
      Healthier, yeah, I like that!

      Broccoli bits wrapped in spinach leaves for the kiddies! Haha!

      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Healthier, yeah, I like that!

        Broccoli bits wrapped in spinach leaves for the kiddies! Haha!

        Terra
        Passing out political messages and vegetable snacks....now we're getting scary
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Huh?

          Broccoli is the equivalent of politics?

          Well no wonder I hate political crap then and refuse to swallow one bit of what is trying to be force fed to me or shoved down my throat.

          It also explains why some people after eating their broccoli, get gas. It's all that that hot air being blown around and being dejected!

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  • Profile picture of the author GBM
    32 is definitely "odd"... unless he's doing it as a joke with his friends.
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