Like any kid who went out on Monday night Trick or Treating, my two came home with a haul of goodies fit for a King.
I'm sure you're like me - the bags get dumped out on the floor and I literally sort through each and every one to ensure they're safe. I don't question my neighbourhood, necessarily. Each and every house we go to is totally fine and most have kids who either go to our elementary school or the one up the road.
The problem I have is with what goes through some folks minds when "preparing" their Halloween treats. The word preparing is a problem here. What's there to prepare? You open a box of Mars Bars, dump them into a bowl and put them at your front door.
But every year there's that one person who decides to go-that-extra-mile-for-the-kids and puts loose candies into individual bags that are decked out with all manner of spookiness, tied up with ribbons and bows (and repeat this process 100 times).
Loose candies?? (shaking my head) and off to the trash they go. What a waste.
Loose jelly beans, loose jube jubes, loose Skittles??
First of all your dirty, nasty hands have touched those loose candies and I don't know where they've been!
Second, and this is going back to my days of Trick or Treating 30 years ago, any fool knows about candy safety unless they are deliberately wanting to harm a child (I curse you whoever you are).
So why would you even bother to do this. Is it to save money? Really?
I get the whole "it's the thought that counts" thing, but in this case, there is no thought. It's just sheer stupidity.