First off, let me just state I know it should be “really” but I think “real” sounds more fun in the title. So there.
Anyway, this is when I was about 9 or 10 and my friend and I were trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Generally expecting a fine assortment of candies from each stop, we were surprised this time by a different sort of snack. Potato chips. And not just a snack-sized personal bag of chips but a bag that the man was eating from.
I felt rude so I took a small handful (NO, I did NOT eat them later) but my friend just said, “No, thanks,” and we went on our merry way, but just a bit unsettled. Maybe that was a trick instead of a treat.