Some dentist in Mansfield is attempting to ruin Halloween by offering to buy children’s Halloween candy hauls at the rate of $1 per pound. There’s even a free toothbrush, a clear last-ditch effort to make this seem less like the saddest idea ever. Craig Callen, the dentist in question, has this to say for himself:
“Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” Callen told the paper.
The fun of trick-or-treating is that you get candy. That’s pretty much the point. Can any of us imagine small children jumping to take advantage of this opportunity?