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Letter in Man's Mail Due to Lack Of Halloween Candy

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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Man scolded for lack of Halloween candy speaks out

Letter posted to Kijiji by Tom Ibbitson
Children of the Hood Letter posted to Kijiji by Tom Ibbitson

A battle is brewing in an Oshawa neighbourhood over candy — or the lack of it on Halloween night.

A man who lives in the city says a letter left in his mailbox the day after Halloween took him to task for failing to shell out.

Tom Ibbitson, 26, who wasn’t home on Halloween night, says the letter signed by “Children of the Hood” left him feeling “pretty upset and angry.”

The letter complains that the previous resident made candy apples for neighbourhood trick-or-treaters but this year there was sweet nothing.

It suggests he “rectify this for next year” by giving out chocolate bars and warns that unpackaged apples or chips aren’t welcome.

Ibbitson has responded by posting the letter on the classified website Kijiji and asking its author to come forward.

Judging by the look of the letter, it likely came from a disgruntled parent, rather than a child, he said Tuesday.

Ibbitson, who just bought his first house, says he is new to the neighbourhood and hasn’t got to know many of his neighbours yet. But he said they should respect his choice not to give out candy.

He posted his own letter on the Kijiji site under the heading: “Dear Children of Entitlement (and likely their parents).”

“You have gone ahead and reminded me of why I do not want children, and why I weep for the future,” the letter states.

He goes on to explain he was not home on Halloween “and therefore was not available to hand out candy.”

While he’s received no clues so far about who wrote the note, he said he’s had hundreds of emails from people supporting him.

There have been a few people who disagreed with his tactic of posting the letter and also some threats, Ibbitson said. But he’s been heartened by the support he’s received.

“At first, I didn’t really know how to feel ... am I wrong for not handing out candy to the children in the community? Or am I right for just living my life and doing what I do?”

The Kijiji post had more than 110,000 visits as of late Tuesday.

http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/622091--man-scolded-for-lack-of-halloween-candy-speaks-out

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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mamivon2
by Sandra on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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Sorry but WTH...There is no law that says you HAVE to give out candy..

elasmimi
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:28 AM

I agree, it's not against the law to not give out candy....another example of people and their expectations of entitlement.

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:37 AM

This. And why would you take your kids to a house with no lights on ?

Quoting elasmimi:

I agree, it's not against the law to not give out candy....another example of people and their expectations of entitlement.


MamaBear2cubs
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM

That is awful!


our3
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:56 AM

How F'ing ignorant! That man does not have to hand out candy if he doesn't want to. I would be livid. He shouldnt have to make excuses for why he wasnt home this is just wong. Talk about spoiled little brats. My child would be grounded for life if they ever dare even thought about complaing that someone didnt hand out candy. I would be ashamed to be one of the parents to the kids who wrote that letter. Ugh

critter_boo
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:06 AM

wow

ceciliam
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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I can't believe that some one would have the audacity to send a letter like that. Putting out candy is not mandatory and letters like that, really show just how ungrateful people can be. It's very sad, actually.

Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM

It sounds like to me they are a bunch of ungrateful kids and parents.  I think that they need to grow up and get over it!  

mommyprice09
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM


Quoting ceciliam:

I can't believe that some one would have the audacity to send a letter like that. Putting out candy is not mandatory and letters like that, really show just how ungrateful people can be. It's very sad, actually.


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aj23
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM
I agree. Mine would never want to eat candy again when I got done with him.


Quoting our3:

How F'ing ignorant! That man does not have to hand out candy if he doesn't want to. I would be livid. He shouldnt have to make excuses for why he wasnt home this is just wong. Talk about spoiled little brats. My child would be grounded for life if they ever dare even thought about complaing that someone didnt hand out candy. I would be ashamed to be one of the parents to the kids who wrote that letter. Ugh


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