A person who lives in one of the “wealthiest neighborhoods of the country” is upset that poor people (you know, the other 99%) keep knocking on their door on Halloween.
“Halloween For The 99 Percent” writes that they already pay more than enough in taxes to support social services and that they shouldn’t be forced into more charitable acts on Halloween.
The person writes: “I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country … I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75% of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood… I feel this is inappropriate. Halloween isn’t a social service or a charity in which I have to buy candy for less fortunate children. Obviously this makes me feel like a terrible person, because what’s the big deal about making less fortunate kids happy on a holiday? But it just bugs me, because we already pay more than enough taxes toward actual social services. Should Halloween be a neighborhood activity, or is it legitimately a free-for-all in which people hunt down the best candy grounds for their kids?”
Dear Prudence responded to “99” but she didn’t exactly answer her question. Instead, the advice columnist called “99” a cheapskate and said that she hopes real ghouls and people with pitchforks knock on her door this Halloween instead of the cute, less fortunate, costumed kids that she’s so bothered by.
Dear Prudence writes: “Your whine makes me kind of wish that people from the actual poor side of town come this year not with scary costumes but with real pitchforks. Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the 1% live.”
What do you think? Is Dear Prudence right?
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