“It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids (or anyone else, really) were to truly scare you, what trick would they have to subject you to?” -The Daily Post
In all my years of celebrating Halloween, I’ve never had someone actually give me a “trick” instead of a “treat.” I don’t even know what a “trick” would be! Is that like pretending to give them candy and then not actually dropping anything into their bag… Or is it scaring them? How do you “trick” a trick or treater?
UPDATE: Ok, I did some research. I always interpreted the phrase “trick or treat” as “give me a trick or give me a treat.” Apparently, it’s intended to mean, “Give me a treat, or I will perform a mischievous trick on you,” which I suppose makes much more sense… I like how I’m just learning this now.