Again, this relates to two points that I made in the General Halloween discussions. One about honoring a tradition, and the other about "new fangled" ideas being bothersome to some older people. I would hate it if I couldn't give out 'Trick or Treat" candy, but there is a difference between honoring the Halloween tradition of Trick or Treat, and just begging from door to door. If you don't wear a costume, and just go looking for free candy, you're a begger, pure and simple. That leads me to my other point about 'new fangled' ideas that circumvent tradition. A lot of older people don't seem to embrace the Halloween or other holiday spirit any more, because the love of tradition is not there. When I was a kid on the South Side of Chicago, you NEVER, and I mean NEVER saw a TORer withoug a costume. Those costumes ranged from a grocery bag with crayon drawn faces on them to some very elaborate works of art, but EVERYONE wore a costume, and NOBODY came to the door withoug a costume. I personaly find it upsetting when some one comes to the door in jeans and a t-shirt, and in many cases d on't even have a Halloween ToT bag. It's a total disregard for tradition, and that's the reason why I and so many other older people tend to act like "party poopers" on holidays.