Strangers and Candy

Yesterday I bought some Redvines at the dollar store downtown and starting walking back to my office. By the time I got under the main street bridge I'd almost polished them off and I felt a stomach ache coming.  

There were two boys under the bridge and one of them smiled and said hello. Since he was friendly and it seemed like a good idea at the time, I offered them the rest of the bag. One said no, the other said yes. After I left though, I bet they shared them.

 

So these two kids, they literally took candy from a stranger.

 

And it worked out well for everyone.

 

I saved myself a stomach ache, they got some candy, and everyone got to have a little spontaneous community building and left with a good story to tell.

 

So apparently taking candy from strangers isn't always such a bad idea.

 

What other conventional wisdom might we be taking too seriously?