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How old is too old to Trick or Treat?

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Security guard Blake Rowland poses in a costume tiara.

Security guard Blake Rowland poses in a costume tiara.

Alliyah Wilcox

Alliyah Wilcox

Security guard Blake Rowland poses in a costume tiara.

Seth Keppler, Co A&E Editor

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Every Halloween, innocent children dressed up as their favorite characters, monsters, and villains parade the streets. As they knock on each door, hollering, “Trick or treat,” they receive buckets full of candy and go home with tummies stuffed to the brim with their favorite treats, and cavities forming in their teeth.

While a more villainous group of trick-or-treaters is hiding behind masks, not for the sole spirit and purpose of Halloween, but to hide their age. With this comes the age-old question, how old is too old to trick or treat?

Everyone loves Halloween, but for the good of Halloween spirit, and for the sake of growing up, some age groups just shouldn’t be allowed to trick or treat. Young children put their souls into trick or treating, and if anyone deserves a break from the everyday struggles of life, it’s the children. For one day a year kids are allowed to receive free candy, and as much as they desire. When overaged teenage dirtballs are out plundering the streets, and essentially stealing candy from the children who really deserve it, that just isn’t right. These are the injustices our society faces in this day and age.
Perhaps teenagers could do something more beneficial with their lives than robbing innocent children of their candy. Perhaps they could get a job so they can buy their own candy to pollute their trash spewing oral cavities. The least these rambunctious teenagers could do is give hardworking toddlers a break, because after a long day of kindergarten there is nothing better than a Kit Kat bar to relax.

In all seriousness, teenagers, get a job. Stop stealing candy from children. Buy your own candy. You’re too old to trick or treat, losers.  

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