In Connecticut, an annual Easter egg hunt turned into a scene of chaos when pushy parents rushed the field and turned a delightful holiday tradition into a bloody mess. Literally.
Parents at the event didn’t wait for the start whistle. Instead, they rushed the fields – which were filled with 10,000 plastic eggs – and dragged their kids along with them, snatching everything they could along the way. The event was actually over before the whistle even blew, with several parents trampling over signs and shoving other participants into the dirt, causing chaos. One woman reported that an adult actually bloodied her grandchild’s nose.
Hey parents, you do realize that these eggs – which are worth a penny or two — are filled with jelly beans, right? It’s not like they’re hiding the Hope Diamond or gold coins in there, right? The organizers of the event were saddened because staff members were around, explaining to as many people as possible that if someone didn’t get an egg or candy, there was plenty left over for them at the front.
It didn’t matter. It was an Easter Sunday doorbuster disaster. So much for setting a good example for the kids. And… Let’s stop calling them “hunts.” A “hunt” implies that the kids actually have to find hidden eggs. The eggs are all out in the open. They aren’t hunting. They’re just scrambling. And, scratching and clawing.