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#1 Hum

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 17:07

Imagine going trick-or-treating for candy this Halloween and getting a critical letter in your candy bag.  

That’s what may be happening to some kids in North Dakota this year. One woman called into the Y94 radio station in Fargo this week to say she doesn’t plan to just give Halloween candy to all of the children who come to her door.  

She said she also plans to give a sealed letter to any overweight children who visit her, which the children are then supposed to give to their parents. In the letter, the woman plans to tell the parents that they are acting irresponsibly by sending their children out to seek candy when they are already overweight.

The letter, which Y94 says was emailed to them by the woman, reads in part:

“You [sic] 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.”

When asked by the hosts of the show why she didn’t give out toys or stickers instead of candy, the woman, who identified herself only as Cheryl, said she didn’t want to be the “mean lady” in the neighborhood. The woman also said that she doesn’t plan to deny candy to any of the children who visit her house.

“Well really, I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. It’s just, these kids, I can see them and they’re struggling to stay healthy and they want to play with the other kids, and I think it’s really irresponsible for parents to send them out looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing it,” the woman said.

Corey “Zero” Schaffer, one of radio hosts who conducted the interview, said they plan to follow up with the woman to see if she carried out her plans.

“I’d love to have her back on Friday morning and see if she went through with giving those letters out,” Schaffer told FoxNews.com.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:24

Some people know how to take the fun out of everything.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:27

She could give the tubby kids sugarless gum. :laugh:



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:34

She could give the tubby kids sugarless gum. :laugh:

 

I say give them balsam fir pitch.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:28

Was about to post this. Hilarious.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:36

Many of parents could benefit from this little piece of advice. She wasn't degrading or insulting in the letter, just stating a fact.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:38

In my experience, parents don't appreciate unsolicited advice about child rearing, in verbal or letter form  :laugh:



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:42

if only sugar free candy wasn't 20x the price of regular candy......



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:42

Lollies are good for you if eaten in a certain amount. A single mars bar a day won't make you fat if you do labour work. Unused energy makes you fat. If you do not use up the energy gained by eating the mars bar, then you will get fat.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:44

She wasn't degrading or insulting in the letter, just stating a fact.

 

She was stating her opinion. Just like she said in the letter.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:46

Why not give the obese kids weight loss bars or something instead?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 23:49

Guess they weren't brave enough to include their contact details on the handout. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:37

Why not give the obese kids weight loss bars or something instead?

Celery :p



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:50

Why not give the obese kids weight loss bars or something instead?

They wouldn't eat it



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:16

Many of parents could benefit from this little piece of advice. She wasn't degrading or insulting in the letter, just stating a fact.

 

 

 

 

this week to say she doesn’t plan to just give Halloween candy to all of the children who come to her door.  

 

 

Then don't contribute in Halloween at all, she should keep the porch light off. It's a bit hypocritical, pass out candy but at the same time basically looking down on over weight children. Even if that's not her intent, kids would still easily take it that way. 





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