It turns out nothing can stop the Easter Bunny from doing his job, not even a government-mandated quarantine as incoming travellers in 14-day isolation awoke to choccy eggs this morning just like the rest of us.
Writer Ben Freeman took to Twitter to share his morning treat, a big ol’ Easter egg with a ‘Unified Security’ sticker on it.
just got left this egg outside the door of my government quarantine hotel room and if it didn’t feel dystopian yesterday, it does today! pic.twitter.com/z88DOeSvTg— ben freeman ! (@b3nfreeman) April 11, 2020
“WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE SACRIFICE AND DEDICATION YOU HAVE MADE. THANK YOU,” the Unified Security sticker reads. Personally, I feel like “Happy Easter” would’ve been suffice, but this works too.
Why do I feel like I’ve just sold my soul to the devil and am now a member of Unified Security’s army of Stormtroopers?
Honestly, this seems like the *exact* thing our mums warned us not to do as children. Don’t take candy from strangers, especially when they’re acknowledging the “sacrifice” you’ve made.
It’s a strange world we’re living in right now, but somehow we still manage to find new, innovative ways to take it to a next level of fucked.
At first, this seems like some weird dystopian shit, but upon further thought, I think it’s actually quite sweet. Considering the meals provided to people in these quarantine hotels have been less than gourmet, getting an Easter egg as a little treat seems like a nice way to bring a bit of normalcy to the otherwise fucked up situation we’re currently living in.
Unified Security is the silver lining to this otherwise dull cloud.
Freeman seemed to enjoy the little treat, and is now particularly fond of our new overlord Unified Security.
“When I opened the door to see the egg, it was initially very cute and thoughtful. However when I read the note, I suddenly felt a complete urge to commit my life to Unified Security. Suddenly everything became clear. On one of the years holiest days, I found my higher power,” he told Junkee.
Other Twitter users have shared their hotel quarantine eggs, but unfortunately it appears the Unified Security Bunny (a real animal, I swear) didn’t want to thank them for their sacrifices.
Easter comes to my quarantine hotel!Thanks @SydneyLHD. I’m being released later today, so I’ve got that to celebrate too. Feeling pretty reflective, having now officially “recovered” when so many haven’t. I feel lucky but slightly guilty #covid19australia #coronavirus #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/ZBraYrPbvz— Marty McCarthy (@martymccarthy1) April 12, 2020
This is nice. ❤️ via a friend who’s just returned to Australia and is in hotel quarantine. ???? pic.twitter.com/N5dt3ri17M— Bridget Hustwaite (@BHustwaite) April 11, 2020