A woman in Fargo, ND is planning to distribute letters lecturing the child’s parent if she deems the trick or treater at her door is too heavy and thus does not deserve candy.
At the moment she remains anonymous but that should change after the first kid gets the nasty missive.
The woman who did not identify herself stated this in an interview with a local radio station:
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. … I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,”
But wait, there’s more. She plans to also include the following:
“You(r) child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.”
Where to begin?
One cannot disguise being cruel and a bully by pontificating words in the form of advice.
This woman is intruding into lives with no knowledge of specific circumstances. All children deal with insecurity and other issues. Youngsters fighting weight problems are often teased. Usually by their peers and not adults.
Poverty or financial need can tip the family diet toward more starchy and fattening foods. Sometimes, fresh vegetables and other healthy victuals are difficult to obtain in certain areas and neighborhoods.
Emotional eating may be triggered by stress or sadness.
Hey lady. How about giving out small toys, or toothbrushes or dimes and quarters to the trick or treaters visiting your home tomorrow?
Seriously, you have a better chance of your house not getting egged or TP’ed if you gave each child nothing instead of a vicious note.