Honestly, the way snowdragon is constantly ascribing malicious intent to people in her posts it seems like she dislikes people period.
Interesting Assumption. [/b]I think that people should leave total strangers alone, especially in their homes. His concern is for his kid's being able to participate in something - and providing the toy is the way to get the most people to go along. There is nothing that makes me believe he is doing any of this to make it easier for the neighbors. If he were going to do things to make life easier for the neighbors, he would have only approached the neighbors he knows, not complete strangers. There are other ways to make sure his kid participates and stays on his diet, without involving people who don't know you.
To be perfectly honest, snowdragon, I've gotten the same feeling from many of your posts. If often seems as if you immediately jump to the worst possible explanation for people's actions, assume the worst of them, and attribute the most nefarious possible motives to them, even when there's nothing pointing to malicious intent, and indeed, there are several other, more straightforward and more benign explanations as to their behavior.