Friday, October 27, 2006

Scam Alert!

The only thing babies love more than breast milk is Halloween candy.Check out this press release:

In an effort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Drs. Decker, Sbuttoni, Boghosian, DiCerbo and Lawless will buy back the candy from trick-or-treaters 16 years and younger the day after Halloween. We will pay children $1.00 for each pound of Halloween candy that they bring to our office.

A buck a pound? Give me a freakin' break. At an area supermarket, popular Halloween candy such as Kit-Kat bars, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers, are priced at between $3.57 and $4.28 per pound. And consider this: a "fun size" Snickers, weighs about .6 ounce, so by that example, you'd have to hit more than 26 houses to score a pound of candy. Let's say your little tyke wants to earn $20 bucks to go to the movies or something. That's well over 500 houses!

Decker, Sbuttoni, Boghosian, DiCerbo and Lawless operate three of the busiest orthodontic offices in the Capital Region. These finely tuned dental factories are to braces what Henry Ford was to automobiles, squeezing out lovely smiles as they pump cash out of parental bank accounts. I think they can afford it, so kids, you should hold out for at least $3.00 a pound.