- They must say "Trick or treat!" 1
- If they're not wearing a costume, they must tell me what they're supposed to be.
With 130+ trick-or-treaters, we saw our share of the unadorned among the shambling hordes. Of course, some of these were also lazy in their creativity. They claimed to be:
- an athlete
- a basketball player
- a hobo
- a rapper
- I don't know
- a flyboy (complete with an appropriate flyboy pose)
- a citizen
- a realistic person who goes to school3
- just a kid looking for candy
Alright, kids, you've got a year to come up with your stories. Wow me. Otherwise, you're stuck with year-old Bazooka Joe.
1 I'll waive this rule if they open with a more amusing alternative. For instance, the girl who groaned "BRAAAAAAINS!" and the group singing adapted Christmas carols ("Good tidings we bring, for sugary things...") got a pass. And some oh so delicious candy.
2 And the plentys.
3 This was the same kid who first said "I don't know." He then took ten seconds to come up with his answer. I restrained myself from humming the Jeopardy theme.