What possesses a person to egg the dwellings of their common man? To spill raw innards of protein and carbohydrate on a porch, on a window?
During the first two weeks of class, houses around campus have reported “eggings,” which, as the name implies, is pelting eggs at a building. From the perspective of a first year student, one cannot pretend to understand the full Witt experience. But egging houses seems unusual.
Adding to that perspective this gross crime could potentially bring notoriety to the individual who exposes it. Without much collegiate experience or rapport with peers, one may decide to take matters into their own hands. To solve the case and save the day, they might desire to infiltrate the underground world of hardboiled crime in order to finish the investigation. After all, if you want to make an omelette, you’ve got to, well, you know.
After receiving no message back from the university police department and no leads from egging-related queries to upperclassmen friends, the delusion solidifies; what if a new student, hungry for popularity and respect from his new school, became a house-egger himself in order to catch the criminals egg-handed? They say there is no honor among thieves, but what is there to say of those who egg houses?
The plan quickly comes crashing back to reality upon hearing an actual account of someone affected by this absurdity.
“It sounded like people were ramming the door because it shook the house. I had no clue we were being egged until I opened the door to go to work the next day and saw eggs dried on the door, porch and stairs,” Sierra Sandy, ‘19, said. “What exactly, did [they] accomplish by doing so? All [they] did was create a big mess for someone else to clean up.”
Sandy’s experience with her house being egged is sobering and genuine, because it applies to her particular experience and to all Witt students.
Disrespect to someone’s home or to someone’s life is disturbing, and being mindful of respect is what this university stands for. Students are constantly reminded of the Wittenberg Motto, “Having light, we pass it on to others.” Being preoccupied with chasing quick acceptance and popularity for themselves, one may become the very thing they swore to eliminate. They may become the eggs of wrath. In keeping one’s light in mind, consider the little things that are said or done which diminish someone else’s light and make sure those little things aren’t eggs.