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    Smile Happy Halloween!

    So far 5 kids have been to my door trick or treating. I award candies based on creativity and originality of costume and presentation of same. My system of rewards are as follows:

    4 candies - outstanding costume and presentation
    3 candies - above average costume and presentation
    2 candies - okay costume, nothing special
    1 candy - no thought or imagination reflected

    So even the Halloween flunkies get 1 candy under my system of rewards.

    So far 5 kids, they all got either 3 candies or 2. Nothing special, so far, and no flunkies either.

    The candies I am passing out are Snickers mixed mini bars and Hershey's chocolate truffles. I don't buy shit candies for the kids. But they still have to earn their candy.

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    my humble advice

    Beav,

    my humble suggestion would be to award a certain number of candies (based on your ''system'' ) to the whole group rather than individually, as distinguishing between kids within the same group could perhaps be construed as hurtful or embarrassing...dunno . Just my 2 cents.
    Last edited by femaleluver2; 10-31-2006 at 09:10 PM.

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    FML2,

    Come on, you think I am an insensitive moron????! I don't announce how many candies each kid gets. No kid knows how many the others got. I hide the candies in my hand as I drop it into their bag!

    16 kids so far, only one so far who got 4 candies. He had a neat lizard costume.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 10-31-2006 at 09:26 PM.

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    Smile What if.................

    How many candies would a kid get if he was dressed as an elf?
    Curiosity got the better of me. Glad to see someone enjoying Halloween.

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    Eastender,

    I have not seen any elf costumes. Elves are out, lizards are in, man. The only kid who got the 4 candy jackpot tonight had a lizard costume. King Lizard, that kid.

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    Smile Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    Eastender,

    I have not seen any elf costumes. Elves are out, lizards are in, man. The only kid who got the 4 candy jackpot tonight had a lizard costume. King Lizard, that kid.
    EB
    Thanks for a wonderful thread that brought out the kid hidden deep in all of us.
    Anyone who creates a rating scale for Halloween costumes appreciates the important things in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastender
    EB
    Thanks for a wonderful thread that brought out the kid hidden deep in all of us.
    Anyone who creates a rating scale for Halloween costumes appreciates the important things in life.
    Well said, eastender. For myself, too bad I live in a condo. I haven't seen any kids at Halloween for the third straight year . Oh well, once again, guess I'll have to keep all the candy for myself
    Last edited by femaleluver2; 11-01-2006 at 07:16 AM.

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    I live in an apartment building and no one ever passes by on Halloween. It can get depressing sometimes. But I was lucky last night and was invited to spend the evening in a luxury box watching the Habs beat the Sens so all turned out well. There was one guy at the game wearing a pumpkin on his head and he won some kind of fan of the night award. Not too many people in costume which was a little disappointing. Then again, I wasn't wearing one either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    I live in an apartment building and no one ever passes by on Halloween. It can get depressing sometimes..
    Still doesn't beat Valentine's Day for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by femaleluver2
    Still doesn't beat Valentine's Day for me...
    I know exactly what you mean.

    And hey!!, congrats on 2000 posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    I know exactly what you mean.

    And hey!!, congrats on 2000 posts!
    Thanks Tech. Dunno if I should be happy or ashamed of that milestone...

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    Thanks EagerBeaver

    I have to thank you EB for improving my Halloween experience. I'm working up in Quebec City these days and was asked by a friend if I would stay at her house and give out candy while she was at work (I don't work a regular day or night job) I accepted hoping for a little treat of my own later on

    Anyway I was killing time reading MERB when I hit upon EagerBeaver's reward system - Excellent idea Mr.Beaver!

    I used the same criteria and only gave 4 candies to 2 trick or treaters - The first one was a little boy (maybe 2 years old) dressed up like a giraffe (I'm no softy but this had to be the cutest kid/costume I've ever seen), the second was to a very average devil costume accompanied by a VERY HOT MOTHER!!!

    The candies I am passing out are Snickers mixed mini bars and Hershey's chocolate truffles. I don't buy shit candies for the kids.
    You must be commended on your candy as well EB, as a kid nothing sucked more than getting crappy candy.
    Try everything in life at least once, except incest & maybe square dancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spin
    as a kid nothing sucked more than getting crappy candy.
    other than getting a crappy apple...

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