Adults who seem to be "working" Halloween.
June 1, 2008 9:42 PM Subscribe
Why would it be that every Halloween here in Phoenix I get a bunch of adult Trick or Treaters who are have perfunctory costumes or, much more typically, no costume at all?
posted by TheManChild2000 to Human Relations (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not talking about the gruff teenagers with no costume and a plastic grocery bag who shamble up, grunt when you give them something, and then walk away. Also not fully decked out adults who are clearly out for a good time. Just all these cheerless seeming adults who don't even look you in the eye.
The last year* I kept close track included a fourty year old guy with a 2$ mask and street clothes who jogged up to the door and held out his hands, a woman in jeans and a tshirt with a baby sleeping on her shoulder who wanted candy for two different bags, and two separate uncostumed moms who held out their own bags after their group of kids got candy.
Is it just people who see an opportunity for free stuff and don't know/care about what's appropriate? Are people taking the candy and then selling it somewhere?
* FD: this is a repost of an old question, rewritten to hopefully eliminate what got it deleted before. Plus, hopefully someone might have an answer this time.