Isn't it sad how these days you can't even give a kid a candy without drawing accusatory glares as if you were a pedophile? Well, I decided not to care about the glares.
The joy of knowing that I just made a kid's day is worth getting glared at.
Sometimes parents smile and ask the kid to say thanks. But most times, they say "No, thank you" and return the candies to me and walk on.
I say to them, "I'll eat them" and proceed to eat one of them to show they aren't poisoned or anything. Some apologise and accept the candies, some walk on.
I offered a candy to a young boy of 4 or 5 today. His mother said in a cold voice, "Stay away from my son." As per my routine, I ate the candy in front of her.
A minute later I realised as the poison spread through my body that I'd forgotten to take the antidote that morning.