Every neighborhood has that one house that gives out something ridiculous on Halloween, be it candy corn, pennies or even dental floss, and that house typically ends up with a lot of Grade A and two-ply decorations on the morning of November 1. In one North Dakota neighborhood, that house probably already has one hell of a target on it, as a woman has openly admitted that she plans to give special notes to children she deems obese, so they can, in turn, give them to their parents to make them feel like crap.
Naturally, the Internet isn’t responding too well to this note, but the unnamed woman is already making local TV and radio rounds to defend herself from the heavy haters.
When asked by radio hosts “what business is it of yours how other people raise their children?” she said she felt she was contributing to the poor health of other children and quoted the popular expression, “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Hosts suggested, “why not just hand out small toys?”
“I don’t want to be mean,” the woman said. (Via KGW.com)
Unfortunately, even when we don’t want to be mean, people still take actions like this as incredibly, ridiculously mean, and that’s why people like this woman usually spend the next morning wondering why someone dropped a deuce on her driveway. There are much nicer – and generally better written – ways to encourage kids to eat better, but they do not including calling kids fatties on one of their favorite nights of the year.
The full letter, with mistakes and all:
Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!
You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? I am disappointed in “the village” of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo.
You child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.
My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.