|Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 5:07 PM - Wednesday October 30, 2013|
Soap the windows. Steal the gate. Move the steps. What Halloween tricks did you do when young?
The American custom of "Trick or Treat" was invented less than 100 years ago as a way to bribe youngsters, mostly boys. A century ago Halloween was a popular time for boys to go around doing "tricks" on people, often wearing masks or other costumes in case they were seen.
- Asked by greenwind, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, Construction
We soaped windows, put shaving cream on car interiors, toilet-papered trees, and stole or smashed pumpkins. Nowadays those pranks would just be called vandalism.