I forgot to explain — the biggest thing the Wife was offended at was this:
the parents of the kids that were trying to profit off our Hollowe’en largess? it turns out they don’t buy candy themselves. they haven’t for years — they have bragged (?) about not buying candy for others while they troll the neighborhood for booty.
by itself, I think that’s enterprising. add in the following:
when I asked if any houses (this year) were passing out beer to parents, she told me that last year her husband pulled a cooler behind them and replaced the beers they consumed by the generosity of our neighbors.
I mean, come on — how am I supposed to criticize these people?