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Subject:  Re: Halloween Money Saving Tip Date:  11/3/2012  6:02 PM
Author:  Windowseat Number:  868549 of 890200

Pretty reflective of how societal norms have changed. An egg, smashed and dried on the side of somebody's house, is not going to wipe out the city with an epidemic. And TPing, properly performed, doesn't do any damage to anything.

In fact it is the general harmlessness of such pranks that made them acceptable "tricks" in the minds of the older generations. I mean the kids weren't smashing out windows or burning things, etc. At least the good kids weren't.


I wonder if the change in attitude has anything to do with changes in neighborhoods. Back in my day kids ran around together and played outside. They were in and out of each others homes and were acquaint