Please, for the love of all that is good, don't be that house.

Remember when you were a kid going trick-or-treating with friends or family, visiting different houses in your town and accumulating a copious amount of candy? And I'm talking enough to supply you for the next three months (two if you were me).

Every now and then you would come to a house that would go against the grain and break the rules of trick-or-treating, giving you something that 1. you don't want, 2. you will never use, or 3. something that is just so random you can't actually believe you got handed to you.

We've all been there, and this is why I am here to help. This year for Halloween I am going to help you out by telling you what not to give out to the kids. Think of it this way, if you were a kid would you really want what you were giving out?


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    Pablo Caridad/Thinkstock


    I mean, if anyone is still giving out pennies, they need to be psychiatrically evaluated. It's 2018, not 1918. A penny is not even worth a penny these days, so what I am going to do with this?

    Wait, I know. I'll throw it in a fountain and wish to never get pennies while trick-or-treating again.

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    Sean Locke/Thinkstock

    Pencils, Erasers, and other School Supplies

    First off, if it's not edible, I do not want it (even though there was always that one kid in school that you saw eating erasers in class and thought why?). Second, I do not need to be reminded that this is most likely on a school night and send me subliminal messages that I skipped out on doing homework that night to go trick-or-treating.

    Just leave me and my candy alone!

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    Marie Fields/Thinkstock

    Candy Corn

    Finally we get something to eat! But it's candy corn...

    Now let me be the one to say that I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I can eat a whole bag of it and be in my glory, but others question it's very existence.

    A ton of people actually can't stand the sight of this treat, only immediately throw it out and move on the good stuff. They also cite that it's just nothing but sugar and use that as an excuse to hate it, but the last time I checked wasn't all candy sugar?

    Many people also believe that there was only one batch of candy corn to ever be made (which was in the early 1900s) and it's the same exact batch we are still eating today. But hey let them think that, more for Jv Joe.

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    Getty Images/iStockphoto


    Look, there is nothing more that I hated as a kid more than being deceived, and that is where raisinets enter. By covering it in chocolate does not take away from the fact that you are giving away fruit. On Halloween. Amongst other house that are giving away candy. Just stop, you are not my doctor or nutritionist, so stop trying to make me eat healthy.

    Plus, they look like a bodily function anyway...

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    It's like a Tums for kids. Yes, it is sweet, but they are sooo chalky. How can anyone enjoy that? They taste disgusting.

    And the fact that the video calls them tablets does not help. Is this candy or medicine?

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