Not sure why but my viewpoint seems to be opposite most people on many subjects. Halloween is one of those special days where I tend to be heading in a different direction and this year I am questioning my own logic.
The background on this story goes back 15 years or maybe more. I cannot help but notice trends and I was amazed at how "cheap" the people got year after year with the candy. Full size went to half size that lead to fun size which ended with what to me looked more like spec size.
Those that know me also realize I have a hefty appetite. Since I enjoy eating and like to have fun I decided to take my treats in another direction. For a few years I gave out the full size Hershey Bars, that was like the jackpot when I was a kid.
As candy got smaller I went larger... It dawned on my that beyond the "jackpot" were GIANT SIZE bars that were only sold individually in the supermarket for about a buck a bar.
Chocolate has skyrocketed and last year the cost was about 1.39 each and I'd toss in 10 a week while food shopping until I had 50-60 in stock.... This year my usual bars were 1.69 but they had 8-packs of fun size on sale for a dollar. Figured I give an entire package to each Trick-or-Treater.
Now my table is filling up with treats and I am second guessing my logic. All these years my personal protest to miniature Halloween candy has been to go larger... This year a nagging little voice, actually an imaginary voice since I've never heard the fitness queen coo, is in my head questioning whether I am being nice to the children giving them candy or helping feed obesity by overindulging them.
So.... Am I sweet provided a jackpot for the children or an I foolishly feeding them fat? Now that I'm more aware of the fun of fitness I may change the treats. Wonder if Granola Bars will get me egged....
In the meantime I'll be running around the Connecticut Shoreline. If you need assistance Buying or Selling a home in my territory give me a call or drop me an email. Dan Cummings, The Running Realtor.
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