(1) Now for the first Meme:
Really? Who does this? Perhaps I am naive, but I do not let children linger at my doorstep for various reasons (re: creepy) and I don't let kids choose candy. In my area, growing up, I never got to choose and over the last 5 years trick or treating with my son, we were never given a choice. I buy a shit load of various candy and I make loot bags. They get what they get. End of story. I try to avoid peanuts because it seems to me, nowadays, everyone is allergic to them. We won't be needing guns to fight future wars. We would be killing each other with peanuts!
Not all children say thank you. Not just the non-verbal ones. A parent needs to remind them. I can attest to this. In my area, there are so many children at my door, I never take notice or care anyways! If someone is so butt hurt over not getting a thank you, well, they should not be giving out candy.
As for autistic children, my child is not autistic and I will not comment on something I have never dealt with. If a parent explains to me the situation, I have no qualms working around anything to accommodate that kid. If I think anything is up with a particular trick or treater, I don't judge and try to be as kind as I can without compromising the Holiday. From what I was told by parents of autistic kids, Halloween is very difficult from them. Some don't go trick or treating but will go to organized activities that are planned for them.
If people are actually saying these things expressed in the above meme, then this makes me sad.
(2) The second Meme made me chuckle and I have to admit, it is probably true. I still inspect my kid's candy to be prudent but I won't be super paranoid over rumours unless there is actual local news coverage telling me otherwise.
(4) I try not to get too annoyed since the other person doesn't know any better but it drives me a little nutty when non-goth folk assume I am dressed that way for Halloween. Nope, I dress that way all year. I don't get butt hurt in these situations and would never be rude. It's slightly irritating, that's all.
(5) Not only that these non-goth people assume that I am showing Halloween spirit but I often get comments on how they found a similar article of clothing that I am wearing (you know a goth brand that I paid through the nose for) at a local Halloween costume shop.*Face palm* Again, this is nothing really insulting and nothing to get butt hurt over but it gets old and annoying.
I do realize these are pretty trivial pet peeves but the majority of us share them and I thought it would be fun to write about it. You know, first world Goth problems and all!