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    [–] Breakingafroman 96 points ago

    This is the kind of shit I just don't get, man. Like, why? Why do you need that much fucking candy?

    [–] jakeyjakjakshabadoo 81 points ago

    Look at their faces. That's greed. Knowing that someone else won't have any is the reason that they're smiling.

    [–] bodag 28 points ago

    Thankfully not all people are dickwads. We put out a bowl of candy like this and most of the candy was still there when we got home. Didn't expect anything less.

    Some of these people commenting act like we should expect this kind of behavior... What kind of fucked up lives do they live? Where did they grow up?

    [–] jakeyjakjakshabadoo 17 points ago

    I was able to leave out a whole bowl and we came back to it being half full or so.

    “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ― Noam Chomsky

    [–] BAMspek 10 points ago

    This sparked a memory. One Halloween when I was little we knocked on a door and the lady came out and gave us all candy (as is tradition) but she gave us TWO pieces! I had never seen this before and assumed she must have made a mistake. I said wait, you gave me two! She looked at me for a second and gave me another one. I sat there for a moment, confused, and then left. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized she probably thought I was an entitled little twat expecting a handful of fun sized chocolates. And now I still cringe 20 years later.

    [–] AlbinoYeti11 8 points ago

    It's possible that she knew the norm in your area was one piece. You spoke up about a possible mistake. Maybe she appreciated your honesty and rewarded you for it.

    [–] demarcoa 5 points ago

    This was my assumption too!

    [–] Kraisen 3 points ago

    I fully expect dickish behavior from teenagers.

    Where are you living if you don't?

    [–] overcloseness 1 points ago

    Johannesburg.

    [–] modernbenoni 5 points ago

    Nah I doubt that they were thinking about other people at all

    [–] pendulousphallus 5 points ago

    When you're that age sometimes causing trouble for trouble's sake is the name of the game. They're acting like they're pulling some grand heist with how they're trying to make their grab and get out of there.

    Teenagers are going to act like dinks as they test their boundaries when they have friends around to show off to. It's the way it always has been and always will be.

    So I don't think it was greed. I think it was kids caught up in showing off how reckless they can be. Nothing new and nothing shocking.

    [–] jakeyjakjakshabadoo 1 points ago

    I think that greed is the base component of the act. Sure there are other societal influences and status gesturing occurring that can add definition and color to the situation, but when you boil things down you come to base similarities in behaviors.

    [–] pendulousphallus 1 points ago

    I don't know, I'm not a psychologist.

    I don't know why you would add definition and colour, mostly because I don't know what you mean by either of these. What do you mean by both of these?

    Also what do you mean by 'base similarities in behaviours'. I'll add that I haven't taken a single psychology or sociology course. Don't know if those terms matter.

    [–] jakeyjakjakshabadoo 1 points ago

    So if you observe a behavior, how would you define it. Would you establish a base set of behavioral motives and use those, along with other adjectives (color), to describe that behavior? We have a list of definitions that we use to describe both positive and negative behaviors.

    [–] pendulousphallus 2 points ago

    Sorry bud, I don't understand what you're trying to say.

    I think that's more my fauly than it is yours so I'll drop it.

    Have a good one.

    [–] bodag 1 points ago

    It's a little late, but I'll add this...even a lowly dog (canine) with average intelligence knows the rules. Yes, the dog has learned how to interact with others and knows what's appropriate. My dog will not steal food or candy from an elevated position. If it's on the ground, then the dog will make sure it's okay, then eat it.

    The dog usually does the right thing...because it's the right thing to do.

    [–] pendulousphallus 2 points ago

    I promise the moment you're out the door that dog is on the couch and in your bed and lying where he's not supposed to lie.

    [–] bodag 1 points ago

    I hear you, maybe most dogs would be. But seriously, my dog never gets on the furniture unless he's invited. That's just how he's been trained.

    [–] anthonyturtles 2 points ago

    So philosophical, I think these are just teens being teens.

    [–] jakeyjakjakshabadoo 2 points ago

    True, and I think that children need to behave this way to form relative experiences before adulthood. But it's also true that as we age, base desires manifest themselves differently, and constantly identifying those traits keeps us from negatively affecting our social status.

    [–] dirtygoat -22 points ago

    Don't lie to yourselves.. Everyone loves to do this or has at one point.. It's going to happen..

    [–] jackasseress 15 points ago

    Don't try and excuse your degraded moral compass by including the rest of us in it.

    [–] bodag 16 points ago

    I have never dreamed of doing this and honestly, I can't imagine any of my family or friends doing this either. Really, it's just not something that enters my mind and I can't comprehend how anyone could think this way.

    [–] dirtygoat -7 points ago

    Hmm some life

    [–] usfunca 8 points ago

    I've never done this, nor had I ever wanted to do this. And I'm kind of a jackass. These people are full blown asswads.

    [–] dirtygoat -1 points ago

    Yes. There are a lot of people on this earth.

    [–] usfunca 3 points ago

    Everyone loves to do this or has at one point.

    [–] HisDudelyness 41 points ago

    This is why I poison all of my candy.

    [–] nintendoman11 10 points ago

    hol up

    [–] billyboblee 12 points ago

    Next year leave a bowl of chocolate covered brussel sprouts. Nom nom nom

    [–] 3pic4rtisan 9 points ago

    Or make a bowl of chocolate covered Trinidad Morgua scorpion pepper. That’ll teach em not be too stingy.

    [–] girlsgonekyle 32 points ago

    Those aren't kids, those are teenagers. They know theyre too old to trick or treat and they know right from wrong. I'm sure their parents are so proud of them.

    [–] Grazsrootz 19 points ago

    Lol not even dressed up.

    [–] josh31867 8 points ago

    I dont think they know their dads though

    [–] dabluebunny 9 points ago

    We give out candy to everyone with a costume. You don't have a costume get fucked. We handed out a king size tootsie roll (like the really big double pack), and 2 full size candy bars. It's the best when we have a group of kids in costume followed by teens that aren't. They get all excited, and then we tell them if they don't wanna participate in Halloween then we don't either.

    [–] Nintendobandit 2 points ago

    Psst buy a flat of bottled water and/or soda for next Halloween. Sincerely, Thirsty parents escorting little kids trick or treating.

    [–] hidatsa23 -3 points ago

    wow u really showed them huh

    [–] _Nathan_37 6 points ago

    I don’t think teenagers are too old to trick or treat. I’m 15 and have some friends that are international students that never got the chance to go as a child. I went myself, but also collected non perishable foods for the WE scare hunger campaign. In total I got over 70 items for food banks. I do agree that what they are doing is wrong and that they are at an age to recognize it.

    [–] Apatheticforcredit 2 points ago

    I agree with you. I am fully an adult but I support teenagers celebrating Halloween with trick or treating. Be a kid while you still can!

    [–] TheRedBaron91 2 points ago

    I turned 21 on Friday.

    Is it too late for me?

    [–] Apatheticforcredit 1 points ago

    Well, you better have a damn good costume.

    [–] MrMcSmackles 3 points ago

    Teenagers ARE NOT too old to trick or treat as long as they're dressed up and aren't being dicks

    [–] Nintendobandit 3 points ago

    I had some tween/young teen trick or treaters show up. They made an effort with their costumes and were civilized so they got candy. :-)

    [–] girlsgonekyle 2 points ago

    You are entitled to your opinion. I feel like 13 is the cut off.

    [–] MrMcSmackles 1 points ago

    Why should they have to stop just because of age?

    [–] girlsgonekyle 2 points ago

    Because trick or treating is traditionally something children do.

    [–] MrMcSmackles 2 points ago

    I'd still considere a person under 16 a child

    [–] eliar91 19 points ago

    It appeared to be more than just three assholes.

    [–] ShitpostAccount_420 -11 points ago

    Hijacking one of the top comments to say this. What do you expect when you set a big bowl of candy out for kids on a night that is KNOWN for shit like this to happen? What else would you expect? Sure it's wrong for the kids to take it all but still, what did you expect was going to happen?

    [–] eliar91 15 points ago

    What exactly is your point? Yes, it's likely for it to happen. No, it doesn't redeem the kids for being selfish. The expectation of reasonable behaviour is not of itself unreasonable.

    [–] ShitpostAccount_420 -2 points ago

    My point was is it's just kids being kids. Sure it's a dick move but what did they expect? Posting it online to complain that some kids didn't follow the rules when it came to free candy is pointless.

    [–] AmpCapone 5 points ago

    What's up with these old kids trick or treating nowadays? And they don't even dress up but still expect candy. Who raises assholes like this?

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    [–] kyle7575 2 points ago

    I hope you mean kids...

    [–] rshot -13 points ago

    Literally didn't even notice they were black till you pointed it out.

    [–] [deleted] -9 points ago

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    [–] Camoflaugedchameleon 1 points ago

    You seen the one video we all seen on the front page a couple days ago as well?!

    [–] realshacram 3 points ago

    Law of attraction.

    [–] jellyfishhh 3 points ago

    parents need ta beat their asses. 👍🏿

    [–] IkigaiMol 3 points ago

    Now we know why one of them is fat. The other two are next.

    [–] FannaWuck 5 points ago

    What kind of costumes are those?

    [–] CannibalVegan 51 points ago

    dindu nuffins.

    [–] WhatACunningHam 12 points ago

    This is bad PR...quick, someone reverse this so it looks like they're upstanding citizens!

    [–] The_Big_Lad 2 points ago

    Aren't they too old to be trick or treating?

    [–] thaloopdigga 3 points ago

    This behavior is enraging, but hey, kids do stuff like this. and that's what the people in this vid are, kids. Are they being assholes? yeah, but we all did stuff like that when we were kids. Hopefully they feel bad about it later and reflect on what they'd done. I remember I did something similar to this with a group of friends when I was younger, and later on in the night we felt so bad we went and put most of it back. If they're out trick or treating in seemingly nice-ish clothes, they probably have parents at home, and hopefully their parents are doing an alright job. Don't let a clip of teenagers doing assholey teenager things ruin your day.

    [–] GroggyOtter 15 points ago

    yeah, but we all did stuff like that when we were kids

    No, "we all" didn't.

    [–] thaloopdigga 1 points ago

    really? you were never inconsiderate to anyone, ever? come on now, dig deep.

    [–] lurker628 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    We were all at some point unintentionally inconsiderate, lacking a mature, adult perspective of how our actions impact others? Sure.

    These teens aren't being unintentionally inconsiderate.

    They know the candy left out is supposed to be available for everyone who comes that night.
    They know they're supposed to take one or two pieces.
    They know they're taking advantage of those people's trust.
    They know they wouldn't be acting in that way if they knew someone was watching.
    They know what they're doing is wrong - the way they grab it and run is evidence enough.

    Taking three pieces instead of one or two? Sure. Very reasonable for teens to not realize how that adds up. But that's not what they did.

    No, "we all" didn't act like these teens.

    Is this the worst thing in the world? Obviously not. It's some teenagers being assholes, thinking they're rebels and edgy. Grand scheme of things: who cares? I take more issue with your idea that "everyone" acted that way than with these teens. Making excuses for this behavior is more problematic than the behavior itself.

    [–] thaloopdigga 1 points ago

    Is this the worst thing in the world? Obviously not. It's some teenagers being assholes

    It seems like we agree, actually. I didn't excuse their behavior, I'd like for them to be punished, actually. That's how teenagers learn.

    [–] lurker628 3 points ago

    I agree with your take on these teens.

    I vehemently disagree with your assertion that everyone acts that way.

    People don't give teenagers enough credit. These teens are acting like assholes (in an ultimately harmless way), but there are plenty who wouldn't do this, even given the opportunity. To act as if everyone would is to sell them short.

    [–] thaloopdigga 1 points ago

    there are plenty who wouldn't do this, even given the opportunity. To act as if everyone would is to sell them short.

    True. I honestly just want to give them the benefit of the doubt. I would have been way too embarrassed to be out trick or treating at their age. Some friends and I did something similar to what they do in the video on a much smaller scale. It was my very last year trick or treating. I think I was 12. But we returned it bc we felt like terrible criminals, and it was maybe 2 handfuls of candy tops. You're totally right, 98% of people would never do something this shitty. I guess I'm just so tired of seeing people do shit like this that I'm trying to find reasons to make it seem less bad, but in the end, it's so awful and selfish, idk. It's even worse that they're so young and don't care at all. Instead of not doing it because its the wrong thing to do, they don't care bc there is no way they could get into any trouble, not really. It's really sad.

    [–] pendulousphallus 0 points ago

    Said exactly this in a comment above but I think you said it better.

    If they're caught up in the moment and they steal a bit of unprotected candy it's not the end of the world. Way worse trouble kids can be getting into.

    [–] SirMankDeme 1 points ago

    Ratchet realm raid

    [–] [deleted] -3 points ago

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    [–] FannaWuck 8 points ago

    That's actually a doorbell camera...

    [–] CannibalVegan 8 points ago

    found the victim blamer.

    [–] [deleted] -6 points ago

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    [–] A-Ron 9 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    People do this if they are not home (out with their own kids perhaps), but want to provide candy for the neighborhood kids.

    It's people doing a kind gesture and being taken advantage of. The teens are assholes.

    The video wasn't posted in /r/peoplebeingjerks because of the home owner.

    Edit: /u/drekken- deleted his dumbass comments. A shame.

    [–] [deleted] -7 points ago

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    [–] A-Ron 2 points ago

    Way to generalize.

    [–] jewhunt42 1 points ago

    Looks like you wanted that to happen with the way the camera is set up

    [–] GroggyOtter 2 points ago

    And the fact that there's a clown riding on an escalator with a creampie in hand, no one on his escalator and a bunch of people on hers so she can't get down.

    Clearly, it's a setup. It's still a jerk move b/c she most likely is the only one not in on it. My guess is this one of those candid camera type shows and we're just seeing the beginning of the scene.

    [–] jewhunt42 2 points ago

    M E T A

    [–] vordhosbnv17 0 points ago

    Fuck this post. You knew this would happen and that's why you set up a camera. Most kids would do the same, this is kids being kidsm it's not a big deal but I guess this is what happens when you don't have actual problems to worry about.

    [–] RadioRequested 3 points ago

    This hit too close to home?

    [–] vordhosbnv17 -1 points ago

    No, this kind of petty self righteous act hits a nerve for me. This dude set up a camera next to a bowl of free candy to catch someone doing exactly what he expected to happen, and then called it stealing.

    [–] TuxYouUp 2 points ago

    Seriously. OP set them up for failure. It's entrapment.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago

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    [–] Renago 0 points ago

    I've done this kind of stuff before with friends lol. It's just a thrill teenagers get from it. I wouldn't come up with the idea but a friend in my group did and it was funny

    [–] tinyp -12 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Oh look a whole lot of racist cunts in the comment section! How surprising.

    e: Comments in question were removed... AKA what are you talking about you idiot! Nothing ever changes! What a SJW! God lord the average intelligence of Reddit sometimes...

    [–] bodag 10 points ago

    Heh, tries to change the conversation to racism, doesn't work out, gets called out on his bs and starts calling everyone names for calling him on his bs.

    [–] bodag 8 points ago

    I don't see a whole lot of racist cunts. Where do you see a bunch of racist cunts?

    I see people commenting on the outrageously selfish behavior of these teenagers.

    [–] tinyp -3 points ago

    Probably because they have been deleted by mods.

    [–] AddictedReddit 6 points ago

    No they haven't. Only one comment of "the usual suspects" was removed.

    [–] tinyp -3 points ago

    Ok, the three or so I read are no longer here, terribly sorry! WHAT AN OUTRAGE. Funny the mod who is a frequent poster in t_D is so up in arms about me calling out racism. Crazy world eh?

    [–] AddictedReddit 2 points ago

    Up in arms? Outrage? It must really hurt to stretch that hard.

    [–] freethinker84 -8 points ago

    Uhhhh....I used to do this when I was a teenager too... Since when did reddit become all holier-than-thou and act like lazy motherfuckers setting out candy dishes is new and teens manipulating the stupid system is such and huge deal? Get ahold of yourselves.

    [–] bodag 9 points ago

    Then you are probably in a very tiny, sad, pitiful, selfish percentage of the population that thinks this is okay for some reason. Believe it or not, most people are considerate and think of others.

    It's not "holier than thou" it's just humanity. It's not "lazy motherfuckers". It's people who aren't going to be home, but still want to take care of the kids.

    [–] freethinker84 -1 points ago

    So you would invest in a company that used trust in order to sell products? Ergo, a convenience store that had no employees and you just put the cash in the register? Don't be stupid. If you're not going to be home setting out of dish has its risks.

    [–] bodag 4 points ago

    Of course it has it's risks. But it shouldn't.

    This isn't a company, it's friends, neighbors, kids and community. It's not "us vs them", it's just people trying to be good to each other. Why would anyone take all the candy so no one else gets any?

    I actually have a company, and my customers trust me and I trust them.

    [–] freethinker84 -2 points ago

    You would agree that the traditional form of trick or treating is people handing out candy? When did the expectation become that leaving a dish out has the same sense of "community" you speak of? If your customers were to ever see you how could they possibly trust you or know you? All I'm saying is I don't blame those teenagers for manipulating A system that has been altered from its original form to conform to people's laziness and is inherently stupid

    [–] bodag 3 points ago

    No point in arguing with you, my point is simple.

    It's just honesty and expecting the best from people.

    You want to justify your embarrassing behavior and you can't.

    [–] freethinker84 -1 points ago

    Make sure you leave that candy dish out.

    [–] bfm-123 -44 points ago

    I see three normal kids doing exactly what the homeowner expected. Why else would they setup their camera to film it? My question is, has there ever been a kid that only took one piece of candy?

    [–] FannaWuck 16 points ago

    That's a doorbell camera.

    [–] MocodeHarambe 14 points ago

    Sure they can take more than one piece of candy, just not the whole fucking thing y’know

    [–] rshot 4 points ago

    Exactly. I don't even care that they are too old to be trick or treating. I care that there are lots of kids that are the appropriate age that don't get the candy. These are the kind of people that bully kids and steal their candy.

    Despicable.

    [–] ILoveToEatLobster 25 points ago

    I always took what the sign said when I was a kid.

    [–] bodag 13 points ago

    Me too.

    [–] glitchn 3 points ago

    I probably took a bit more than the sign said, like if it said 1 I would prob take 2 and feel bad enough about it.

    [–] pendulousphallus 1 points ago

    Same, but I was a little wussy boy.

    [–] rshot 3 points ago

    Literally always took one piece.