Halloween is the one time of year where the sugar rules in my house are eased. You can't have Halloween without at least a little bit of candy and of course some witches. One West Fargo woman really believes in the very evil witch part (perhaps that should be a "b" instead of "w") and has decided that instead of giving out a treat, she's offering up a trick in the form of a note that fat shames a child.
I can almost see a cherubic princess all decked out in an adorable pink satin gown, sparkly crown in her hair, proudly holding her homemade magic wand ringing the bell at this meanie's house, and happily shouting, "Trick or treat!" She says thank you as the evil woman places the note in her plastic pumpkin. She walks away and reads it. HER HALLOWEEN HAS NOW BEEN RUINED. Behold the full note.
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That pumpkin on the note should have a big old sad face instead.
Just like there are Halloween treats that should be banned (pennies? toothbrushes? come on, people!) -- mean notes to children should never be allowed. "It takes a village"? Then step up and do something the right way. But giving a note like this to the kids? That's just meaner than mean.
The woman, who has remained anonymous (though we may soon find out where she lives once trick or treating starts), went on her local radio station enforcing her point. She told Y-24:
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.
Does she not know what Halloween is? That's what it's all about! Kids getting all dressed up, ringing doorbells, and saying trick or treat for some free chocolate and lollipops and sugar hearts and temporary tattoos and sometimes even raisins and pencils and apples and erasers and more chocolate and sugar. Maybe she's had some of her own issues with the celebration when she was a child? Maybe we should check on the state of her house after these notes start going on. Toilet papered in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
We all know that the better statement saying there is too much unhealthy crap given out at Halloween is to hand out some raisins or pencils. Or, you know, do it right and start some health initiative with local representatives to get the town motivated and healthier. There's a thought! No need to ruin Halloween for the kids with an evil note.
What do you think of this note? Mean or warranted?
Image via KWQC David Nelson