Yesterday morning I had breakfast at Bob Evans. On the table was a placard advertising “Trick or Treat Tuesdays: Kids eat free!”
As I sat there eating, I kept wondering, “That’s fine for the kids who get free pancakes, and it’s certainly a treat for the parents who don’t have to pay for a meal. But what about the “trick”? Do they bring some random kids a plate full of liver and Brussels sprouts? Or do they just show up with an empty plate to provide those children a valuable lesson: There’s no such thing as a free Trick or Treat Tuesday?