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

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:22 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 7:22 AM
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blessed107
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Oh God ...lmao!

momofnhimai
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM


Quoting blessed107:

Oh God ...lmao!

Hey you beat me today!


carrieasia
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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Wow. How rude of the neighborhood. He has the choice to go out on halloween. hsnding out candy is not a requirement
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blessed107
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Yes! Winning!!! Lol!

Quoting momofnhimai:


Quoting blessed107:

Oh God ...lmao!

Hey you beat me today!


orcadarwin
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM

Oh dear Lord.  

This letter is just reaking with entitlement.  Mommy and Daddy should just go to the store and buy their kids all the candy they can eat, but that would mean they would have to spend money instead of getting something for free.  It's ridiculous that this letter is signed the way it is.  It's very obvious that it was written by an adult.  

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

I am slow today; I need my coffee.

Quoting blessed107:

Yes! Winning!!! Lol!

Quoting momofnhimai:


Quoting blessed107:

Oh God ...lmao!

Hey you beat me today!




jjjjjackie467
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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His response was fantastic!

metalhealthmom
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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Lmao.

This reminds me...I left my neighbor a letter bc he was rude to this little girl collecting coins for a charity. She asked very nicely and he goes 'DONATIONS? ON HALLOWEEN? I already bought a TON of candy for you to have for FREE. I'm not giving you money TOO.'

I mean seriously, a 'no thanks, honey' would have sufficed. He didn't need to make her feel bad about herself. So I left him a letter with a $5 telling him to consider it a reimbursement for all the candy he had to buy. Lmao.
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teri4lance
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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I dunno...I think he's taking it too seriously. I thought it was a joke.
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Naegore
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:34 AM
He must have overlooked the fine print on the paper work for the house "must provide sweets on Halloween for the Children of the Hood."

But seriously, everyone has the right to do as they please on Halloween. People need to get over themselves.
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