Dentist's Crazy Candy Plot Will Ruin Halloween

candyYou're a mean one, Mr. Grinch Dentist! Dastardly Ohio dentist Craig Callen is making trick-or-treaters an offer they most certainly can (and probably will) refuse: $1 for every pound of Halloween candy they turn in, with a 5-pound limit.

"Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well," the deluded dentist said.

Is this guy wacky on the laughing gas or what??

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First of all, he obviously completely misses the point of Halloween. How many kids even get a quarter of the way through their Halloween stash? My kids eat a bunch on Halloween night, then they stick their Milky Way and Jolly Rancher-filled pumpkins in the closet and promptly forget about them. (Which is convenient, because then I get to chip away at their contents through Thanksgiving.)

Halloween is all getting tons and tons of candy and then hoarding it away like a diabetic squirrel. You can't blame tooth decay in general on one freaking day of the year.

Plus, I get that this dentist probably hasn't gone shopping for fun size candy bars recently, but ONE DOLLAR for a pound of candy? He really expects kids to sell him their candy wholesale??

Now that's what I call a cheerful combo: Cheap and a total buzzkill!

Do you think any kids will actually go for this dentist's cash-for-candy offer?


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