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Parents went on Rampage during Easter Egg hunt Children Pushed one hurt

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posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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I read this story this morning and was going to post it but thought someone else probably would run across it. in one of the reports I read, one of the pez employees described the parents as being like a swarm of locusts.. I was going to use the headline locust like humans destroy easter egg hunt, injures children.

I would put about as much blame on the company as I would on the stores and their black friday sales. probably less really, because well, while mobs and violence and such seem to have become a traditional the last few years, who would think that a bunch of parents would behave worse than their kids for eggs with goodies inside. it's rather hard to plan for some strange type of parental insanity that you just couldn't fanthom as being possible! hopefully the stories are making it out worse than it was??




posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: ArchAngel_X

easter egg hunts aren't all that new, we had them around 50 years ago when I was a kid, our whole town put one on every year. were there as many kids as there was in this one, probably not, but it was in a much smaller area, and there wasn't as many eggs either. and well, there were quite a few kids that didn't get more than a couple of eggs, matter of fact, if you watched the kids closely, as the time ran out, you'd see them slipping eggs to other kids who had none, and well, finding eggs and leaving them because they had enough. who know, maybe another candy company hired a bunch of deviants to cause trouble, but even that wouldn't have happened years ago. this is parents, who never really grew up, reliving their childhood through their kids... or making sure that their special little snowflakes got what they were entitled to, or something, I don't know. I just know that there was a time when if a parent or two actually went in with the kids and started plowing kids down and such, the rest of the parents would have intercepted him rather quickly and removed him!



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Fat, greedy, selfish #s.


That is all.


Pretty much....




posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

companies that actually give enough of a crap about their communities


And this is demonstrated by Pez how? By devising little sugar pills to sell to children? By devising a little toy to dispense them and turn eating sugar into a game for little kids? By filling little plastic egg shells with more candy and giving it away for free under the guise of a religious holiday? By advertising the event so that thousands show up and then have little security or organization available? This is how they give a crap about the community?

I find little difference in the business practices of this candy company and the tobacco industry that for almost a century addicted young people to nicotine through promotional tactics like this. They even went as far as to make candy cigarettes that looked like cigarettes to get kids to want that brand when they got older. They sold them for next to nothing to soldiers in combat under the rubric of 'public service' but in reality it was a marketing ploy to get those soldiers addicted. Pretend community concern when really it was only a sales promotion. This candy give away is maybe not as dramatic but it is still of the same nature.

And as far as the parents go, I am in agreement with the assessment of their behavior. A good parent would not have been hustled into bringing their kids to such an event. A good parent would have stayed at home and hidden the eggs, real eggs, for their kids to find, or gone to a church sponsored event.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
By devising little sugar pills to sell to children? By devising a little toy to dispense them and turn eating sugar into a game for little kids? By filling little plastic egg shells with more candy and giving it away for free under the guise of a religious holiday? By advertising the event so that thousands show up and then have little security or organization available? This is how they give a crap about the community?


The children drive themselves to the store and use their cash from their little kiddie jobs to buy the candies or get to this egg hunt?

Bonus points if you can figure out who actually did the driving and spending.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Good lord, overreact much? No need to remind me to never invite you out trick-or-treating with us on Halloween.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

gee, to think that I grew up in a whole town of bad parents, I mean most of the kids were at the annual easter egg hunt! weather or not any of the churches held there own, I kind of doubt it, after all if you really think about it, the easter eggs were more of a cultural tradition and didn't really have much bearing on religious meaning of the holiday.
to be honest you kind of sound the scrouge of easter or something, ya know the father who brings home the rabbit and cooks it up for easter and tells his kids you shot the easter bunny that was trying to break into your house! to listen to you, I find myself wondering just how all us kids survived with our penny candy stores within walking distance and our frequent yummy desserts after dinner. I was priviledged, I lived in a town where just about every rainstorm announced itself with the sweet smell of chocolate!! come to think of it, it wouldn't surprise me to find that the nestles factory in the town didn't donate a few of their large candybars or something for the big prize winners of that easter egg hunt. ya, know they're such an evil company, just dying to addict us all to their chocolate... heck they probably had a secret method of filling the air with the smell of chocolate before rainstorms just to get us craving their goodies, right?


edit on 27-3-2016 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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Gee have the apes passed us in intelligence??

insider.foxnews.com...

didn't see them fighting or stampeding for eggs....



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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Reading some of the comments on this topic had me LOL for the first time on ATS.

I have been a member for years on here, this is the first time that I have posted a thread with so many interesting comments that my eyes are still watering from laughing so much. Thank you ATSer's you all have made my day.


I am still laughing as I write this. However it is not a laughing matter when a little kid gets his face slammed into the mud by immature adults who forgot to grow up.

I am sure the candy company sat on the side lines and watched in horror, and yes I am sure some fell out the bleachers laughing themselves silly as this all came to an end, while little children covered in mud and bruises crying and probably didn't get to find a single Easter egg.

It is even possible an event like this could traumatize a kid for life. PTSD All because he or she went to an Easter egg hunt.

I agree what a member said in this thread, adults need to stop living their childhood through their children.

Stop laughing... I know, right.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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Dang. I didn't realize people were so hungry for boiled eggs.

Sounds like the REAL money in Connecticut is in boiled eggs. Somebody should open up a boiled egg shop. Charge a buck an egg and call it "EggBucks". Fifty cents more if you want it dyed.


edit on 3/27/2016 by angeldoll because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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This reminds me a bit of Trick-or-Treat at Halloween.
It used to be a fun night with the kids, and it was fun in the neighborhood seeing all of the kids dressed up. It was kind of like a party night.
In recent years it has degraded to the point that most people do not give out candy, mostly because carloads of people come from the city in huge bunches, often with more adults and less kids, just looking for free candy.
Trick-or-Treat is on different nights in different communities, so they seem to try to hit as many neighborhoods as they can to stock up.

I guess free egg hunts with candy filled eggs have become the same.
It's no longer about fun, its about getting something for nothing.

People are starting to feel entitled to free stuff and they feel like other people owe it to them. (If Sanders had his way, this would become more widespread.)
Takes the fun out of life.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 06:48 PM
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edit on 3/27/2016 by angeldoll because: I was rude.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

You still trick or treat? On your own, or do you take your kids out?



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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When I read stories like this one my imagination twirls around thoughts of the coming zombie apocalypse ... I honestly am waiting with bated breath.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Informer1958

Competition allowed between children and adults has 'BAD IDEA' written all over it.

Not shocked.

Competition brings out all kinds of primitive, aggressive behavior.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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When these "adults" are housed,fed,insured, by the government- what do you expect? They haven't had to act right at any point in their lives. They don't work, they don't pay any bills for their own necessities - they will only pay for cell phones, clothes, drugs, cars, etc..... They don't give a damn about anything other than themselves. This is exactly why I relocated my family. We lived in between Milwaukee & Chicago, got the worst people from both cities....Disgusting. The hoodrats have a saying they love- "If it's free, it's for me, and I need three" Doesn't matter if it's people or animals- You get what you raise! These are some pathetic times- however if people continue to teach their kids to not care about anything but money, fame, and vanity- it will not change.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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Part of me feels like this is made up or at the very least being over sensationalized. I would have expected to hear of some adults being bloody if there were little kids being treated this way. Or maybe that's just what would have happened had it been my kid.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye


Competition brings out all kinds of primitive, aggressive behavior.


I agree.

I think the candy company should have made a rule that the parents could not participated in looking for the Easter eggs.

I also think it should have been done with certain age groups in different egg hunt, which would allowed the competition to be safe.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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Were these chocolate eggs?
.....Asking for a friend.



posted on Mar, 27 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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I am not sure who started this egg hunting tradition but that isn't Christian.




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