Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween! Hmph!

A group of kids came to my door, yelling "Trick or Treat!" Treats were duly dispensed. Then out of the back of the crowd, a kid came forward and yelled, "Gimme candy!"

I pulled the bowl back and said, rather good-naturedly, "Nope! You have to say 'trick or treat' first!"

The kid turned his nose in the air, made an angry noise and stomped away. What??

That pretty well summarizes my complaint with the rising generation. And I'm afraid my kids are probably not immune to the disease of Modern Americana Entitlement. Heaven help us all.


  1. Next kid who does that should get an automatic homework assignment of reporting the differences between Locke, Rousseau, and Hobbes re: The Social Contract.

    Of course, The Social Contract might also involve eggs and soap, so maybe that's not such a good idea after all.

  2. You should have grabbed his ear and marched him to his mother! If only . . .

  3. The kid is not to the age where he can reflect and realize that being rude doesn't hurt others nearly as much as it hurts him. He got no treat at your house, and if everyone had done likewise he would have attained trick-or-treat enlightenment sooner or later.

  4. Yeah, I told one punk yesterday that he was rude. But he at least apologized.