Saturday, November 1, 2008

Obamaween was a Bust

Well, my Obamaween experiment -- in which I attempted to redistribute the wealth among trick-or-treaters -- didn't go over very well at all.

A couple kids put up a fuss, and a few even cried, when I explained that I had to confiscate some of their candy in order to replenish my own depleted candy bowl, or give it to beggars who had, through no fault of their own, come up short in candy collection. None saw the justice in it; all seemed to think it was patently unfair. And a few even resisted, jumping off the porch and into the bushes in an attempt to escape, forcing me to let the rottweilers out.

I guess these kids aren't old enough and sophisticated enough to see the merit in what I was doing. They see the world in such stark, black and white terms. But a majority of their parents obviously get it, since they are about to elect Barack Obama president, ensuring that this sort of tricking and treating will go on for years to come.


Anonymous said...

Those favoring the redistribution of wealth fall into two groups: those at the bottom who can only stand to gain and those at the top who can't really be hurt. It is the middle class who will see their standard of living decline if these policies are adopted. To believe otherwise is to subscribe to a sort of economic alchemy, where we all work less and earn more. Maybe Obama will teach us all to work smarter, not harder. Of course, Obama's comments to Joe the Plumber reveal that even Obama knows that world doesn't really work that way and that government will once again be in the business of picking winners and losers.

Anonymous said...

First of all, congratulations for making little kids proud you must be.
Secondly, of course they did not understand what you were actually have to talk to kids in HUMAN terms. Don't think for one second that somewhere in their lives, school perhaps, their homes hopefully, someone has asked them to "SHARE"!!! Remember this concept? One I hope someone taught you at an early age...but wait....maybe not.
If you were to have told them that there are kids out there that truly "Through no fault of their own" (your words) don't have any haloween candy, I can promise you that some if not all would have happily shared theirs. Thanks goodness for the hope kids have that ALL people can HAVE!!!!!!!