We had a good bit of candy left after halloween. It sat nearly unnoticed until this past weekend, when I decided it was time to get it out of the house. I brought it to my office, where I can pass it off on unsuspecting co-workers and youth.
How selfish of me! For my own protection I bought candy I don’t like to give away to other people.
How selfless of me! I bought candy I don’t like to give away to other people.
Is this the candy version of food banks, that are full (too often) with donated cans of stuff you and I bought at the grocery store but that, 2 1/2 years later, we finally decide we were never going to eat anyway?
Did I violate the Golden Rule? I have given (or at least offered) unto others what I would not want given (or offered) unto me.
I think I am off the hook. They wouldn’t make and bag this selection of candy if someone didn’t like it, right? Since someone likes it, it is perfectly acceptable for me, who doesn’t like it, to buy it with the intent of offering it to people who do like it.