A Bad Idea Foiled

So glad to learn that the city has aborted the great egg drop. I know it’s April Fool’s Day, but this story is no joke.

Something called “Catalyst Church” had proposed to helicopter-drop 10,000 plastic Easter eggs into a local school parking lot on Saturday. Actually the church web site says 50,000 eggs. Either way, it seems hypocritical to spend that kind of money on plastic eggs and a helicopter when one of the missions of the church is to help the homeless

The Middletown Eye opined that the concept was a very bad idea. The story included a blog entry about a similar drop in Georgia where people were hit by eggs and parents became separated from their children. Video of another drop looked equally terrifying.

When I read the Eye, my first thought was why is a church using a public school parking lot? The answer turned out to be that the church uses the school for its worship services. I have a problem with that, too, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog. Second, why is anyone spending $10,000 on this frivolous pursuit? Third, did anyone notice how small that parking lot is? Fourth, if the police chief didn’t know about it ahead of time, how did the church get a permit? And finally, did anyone realize that the lot is a wetlands and at the moment all the wetlands in the area have turned into lakes and are likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future?

The story updated today, and the event has been canceled because the church neglected to notify the fire department. Bless you, Chief  Ouelette!

I am now left to ponder that great question: how does the Easter bunny lay those eggs, especially the plastic ones?

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