A man recently met his new neighbor, who made quite the first impression on him and his girlfriend. The mother had her children on a very strict health food diet and wanted them to make ridiculous accommodations for her kids for Halloween. The man’s girlfriend had a better idea. Here’s what he had to say.
His girlfriend was a baker
The man started by explaining that his girlfriend enjoyed baking. She didn’t take it too seriously, though. She just put a lot of love into it as a hobby, and her creations always tasted good.
She loved Halloween
His girlfriend was also very fond of the holiday of Halloween. She liked to bake special treats for the holiday to get into the festive spirit. The kids and parents in the neighborhood all seemed to appreciate her efforts as well.
They had a new neighbor
Word of his girlfriend’s baking skills got around, apparently. Her culinary reputation preceded her even when it came to new neighbors. One such new neighbor had children who would be trick-or-treating that year—but there was a catch.
The new neighbor was very demanding
She was no ordinary mother, however. She had her kids on a very strict no-sugar, no-additive, low-carb, low-fun diet. Since she knew his girlfriend liked to bake for Halloween, she had some special instructions.
His girlfriend agreed
The mother told his girlfriend to replace all the sugar in her baking with Manuka honey, a special kind of honey, and also to include vegetables in the Halloween goodies. “And guess what?” said the man. “She refused to cover the extra cost because, in her mind, only her kids were special enough to deserve such treatment.” Surprisingly, though, his girlfriend agreed to all the woman’s demands.
Sure enough, the holiday arrived, and his girlfriend went into a baking frenzy. “She crafted cookies shaped like witches’ fingers and pumpkins, taking extra care to make them as sugary and flavorful as possible,” he explained. Soon they were all set to receive the trick-or-treaters.
The trick-or-treaters arrived
“As the neighborhood kids started trick-or-treating, my GF was her usual delightful self, showering compliments on costumes, acting scared of the scary ones, and handing out her sugary treats with glee,” said the man. “Then came the moment we’d all been waiting for: the arrival of the new neighbors.” The mother and her kids walked up to get their treats.
She played her trick instead
His girlfriend gave the new neighbor kids a bag of sliced carrots for Halloween. But the best part was that she put a note in each bag saying that sugary cookies were available if they came back later. Sure enough, they did.
The kids still had a happy Halloween
“About 15 minutes later, the kids returned with their dad,” said the man. Without their mother there, they could enjoy normal Halloween trick-or-treating. “Both kids, and dad, left with a handful of those sugary, flavorful cookies.”
The Internet responded
The comment section agreed that the neighbor went too far, but that the original poster’s girlfriend was a keeper. “That neighbor is crazy,” read one reply. “Manuka honey is expensive, roughly 6-8 times the cost of other types of honey.” Another commenter added, “What an awesome solution. Kudos to your GF for her clever and very diplomatic note.”
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