Of course, the combination of this photo and headline raises an interesting issue: Once a year, we encourage people (especially children) to dress up, roam the streets, ring doorbells and ask for food.
The rest of the year, we consider begging a problem.
To quell suspicions that I’ve taken the picture and headline out of context, I’ve included a larger view below. Yes, I’ve focused on the positioning, but that’s the first thing I saw when I opened that morning’s front page.
And you thought the Grinch did a number on Christmas, didn’t you?