I know some of us are Dear Prudence fans, even if it's just a hate read, but I had to share this LW. Wow.
I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, [Ed. note: nice humblebrag] ... I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood. Kids arrive in overflowing cars from less fortunate areas. I feel this is inappropriate. Halloween isn't a social service or a charity in which I have to buy candy for less fortunate children. ... But it just bugs me, because we already pay more than enough taxes toward actual social services. ...
Gawd, what an asshole. You're handing out free candy, but begrudge the less fortunate kids?! Personally, I would have told this broad to go fuck herself.
Prudie was more eloquent though, telling of her own magnet neighborhood and delighting in handing out candy to ALL of the children. Because they're kids. And they're freaking adorable. Then she got real:
Your whine makes me kind of wish that people from the actual poor side of town come this year not with scary costumes but with real pitchforks. Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the 1 percent live.