Well it seems like Halloween was a long time ago, but it was just last week.  This guy took the opportunity to dish out some tricks instead of treats in the form of basically anything he could find sitting around the house and the pantry. Packets of unidentifable mystery sauce, ancient cereals, old hardware, broken machine parts.

The reactions of children ranged from delighted to utterly confused. Very young children didn't seem to mind receiving an old remote control manual, or a container of clam dip, whereas teenagers actively fought each other for a used Swiffer.

My favorite reaction, though, was the three-year-old girl who began to cry when I gave her an empty candy wrapper. She sat down on the front step, and bawled to her father that the mean man gave her an empty wrapper. Her tears fell into an enormous bucket already overflowing with candy.