Even if you don’t like Halloween you play along a little, handing out sweets to the local urchins in exchange for not having your plants ripped up. But not one self-righteous lady, who has reportedly decided it would be better for children to be given a note telling them they were “moderately obese” rather than a handful of fattening treats.
According to Valley News Live, the North Dakota woman, who revealed her plan on a local radio station, will distribute "fat letters" to trick-or-treaters she thinks have a bit too much plump around the gills.
"I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight," she told the station. "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."
A transcript of the missive was obtained by Valley News Live, which read:
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.
A screengrab of a copy of the portly rebuke
Perhaps the children could hand a note back, reminding the woman that fat shaming little children particularly in front of their friends might not be the best course of action for their mental or physical development.