There is goes again: the front door bell! Every Halloween I ask my parents or friends, that should they wish to visit me on this evening, to telephone me in advance. That way, I know when the bell rings it is just another gaggle of irritating little t**ds attempting to screw my hard-earned money out of me. And for what? For placing a plastic 10 pence stupid mask over their impudent faces and crying 'trick or treat'.
Occasionally I drop my guard (like I did last night) and answer the door. My standard response is 'not tonight, thank you'. Usually they turn on their heels and go away. If they come back and start their anti-social nonsense (again, like they did last night), I have a small bucket of water by the door. Some pre-pubescent pillock came back and gave my front door a mighty kick at around 8pm last night after I had refused him money. Only lightning speed saved him from being drenched in tap water. That's what you get in a society where horrible children won't be thrashed for bad behaviour: a continuation of the bad behaviour. Now it has got to the point where people who object to giving money away to a brat in an ensemble of threadbare mockeries and a pointed hat have to keep an eye on their house in case there are any repercussions.
Radical Muslims and Irish separatists jointly top my loathing league. However, most people under the age of 16 in this country come a close second. I happen to think a clear majority of children these days are eminently vile: brought up by parents who themselves were not sufficiently subjected to a good hiding when it was warranted. Add in a contemporary society where everybody has rights EXCEPT for the silent majority, and you have kids who think they can rule neighbourhoods; more than pleased to demonstrate that fact if they can't hold you to ransom of All Hallows Eve.
My message to brats who want to knock at my door is 'don't waste your breath'. When I was a kid, I had to tramp streets and strain my voice with Christmas carols to earn a few pence. These days they expect munificence for sewing together a few rags from a bin and painting their faces green. Green faces and black eyes: wouldn't they go together well!?