Spring breakers in Florida are refusing to stand down and quit partying. The coronavirus will not keep them down. The kids simply won't allow it.
Interviewed by CBS News, a college kid with flushed cheeks and what sounds like a scratchy throat remarked:
"If I get corona I get corona. At the end of the day I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying. Y'know, I've been waiting— We've been waiting for Miami spring break for a while, about two months we've had this trip planned, two, three months, we're just out here having a good time. Whatever happens happens," Brady Sluder said.
This would have been great advice for officials in Italy to heed instead of forcing Italians into lockdown.
A young lady spoke about her concern. "Like this is really messing up with my spring break," Brianna Leeder said. "What is there to do here than go to the bars or the beach and they're closing all of it. I think they're blowing it way out of proportion. I think it's doing way too much," she said.
Apparently, worries over spring break trump any reason to think about the greater good.
Atlantis Walker wanted his refund. "What they're doing is bad, we need a refund. This virus ain't that serious. There's more serious things out there like hunger and poverty and we need to address that."
Walker was clearly taking hunger and poverty to heart as he hung out with other college educated fools in Miami.
"Yeah, I mean we planned this a long time ago and it was kind of up in the air if we would still go. But like we're here, I just turned 21 this year, so I'm here to party," said Shelby Cordell, who clearly had her priorities in order. "So it's kind of diappointing but we're just making the most of it. We met these other people in our little Airbnb spot, so we're just hanging out with them and trying to get drunk before everything closes."
"I mean, it sucks," said Ni Smith from beneath her straw hat, "but we're going to make the best of it. We're enjoying ourselves. It sucks, and I'm from New Orleans, so this really sucks. However, we're going to enjoy ourselves."
Perhaps these kids don't know that the President has declared a state of emergency for the entire nation, or maybe they think that they're for some reason personally except from that. College kids are notorious for not taking responsibility for themselves, and for being unwilling to get on board and begin adulting simply because they're on their own.
Bryson Taylor will certainly be proud of his contribution when he sees how he appeared on CBS News. "We're just trying to roll with it," Taylor said. "We're just living for the moment. We're just going to do what happens, when it happens. When stuff closes, we're going to do it when it closes. But besides that, we're just trying to have the best trip we can."
Truer words have rarely been spoken, and so many American will take to heart the sacrifice these kids are making. These kids are simply having less fun on spring break than they're entitled to, and if there were a refund on fun, for sure FEMA would start handing it out.