Trick or Treat

I have to wonder who thought it was a good idea to have their kids go around trick-or-treating. It’s normal these days, but given that “trick or treat” is, in and of itself a threat to commit (unspecified) mischievous acts if not given treats, it must have been outrageous at the time when people actually thought about the phrase to suggest that their kids go door-to-door threatening their neighbors?

Of course I’m not some crazy politically-correct wacko who thinks it should be banned. These days it’s normal. But at some point in time, it wasn’t, and people decided to make it a tradition for their kids.

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