American phenomenon that has infiltrated the UK over the last 20 years. When organised by adults the event results in sweet, fancy dressed children being given confectionery by random strangers whose houses the children have knocked on the doors of. However the reality is that groups of antisocial delinquents have an excuse to roam streets, threatening and intimidating anyone stupid enough to open their front doors to them and generally vandalise property and disturb the peace. It is the parents of these reprobates that think the idea is fun as they are completely unaware of the havoc their little darlings are causing. Another great American export. God Bless America, indeed.
Trick or treat? The trick is that I will throw an egg at your house and vandalise your garden. The treat is I'll do exactly the same, even if you give me some sweets.
November 01, 2004