Greedy, Competitive Adults Ruin The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt By Being Way More Childish Than The Kids
Easter egg hunts are tremendous fun for kids, but “for kids” is the operative part of that statement. When adults take over and make the egg hunt about them, things become disastrous. An attempt at hosting the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt” imploded predictably this week when a bunch of adults took a fun kids’ activity and turned it into an attempt to break a world record.
According to CBS, Sacramento attempted to get its Easter egg hunt into the Guinness Book of World Records this week. The attempt was intended for children, and more than 500,000 eggs were reportedly hidden for thousands of children to look for. But once the event started, adults swarmed in and ruined everything. Witnesses claim grown-ups pushed toddlers out of the way, cursed at children, and desperately attempted to snag all the eggs for themselves.
“There was no organization at all, they all trampled each other. Little two- and three-year-olds were crying. The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their kids and it was horrible,” said mother Tessa Moon.
That’s ridiculous, but it somehow seems predictable. Throw a bunch of adults in an area with no supervision, and suddenly they all turn into child-shoving tools. (Protip: If you ever find yourself shoving a small child for some chocolate, it is time to rethink all your priorities and the kind of person you have grown up to be.)
In the end, the event did not even break a world record, unless Guinness decides to keep track of events for “world’s largest gathering of entitled, child-shoving jerks.” If they do, this event is a shoo-in.