When ‘Hide & Seek’ Goes Way Too Far

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Who’s inside this one–and where will he end up?

Some teenagers in Bangla Desh were playing hide and seek; and a 15-year-old boy named Fahim probably won. He should’ve won: he was hiding in another country (https://nypost.com/2023/01/28/boy-playing-hide-and-seek-found-in-another-country-six-days-later/). In Malaysia, to be exact. Some 2,300 miles from home.

Okay, it was an accident. He hid in a shipping container and accidentally locked it. He also fell asleep. He was in the box six days before they found him.

This proves it’s time for rule change in the game of hide and seek! From now on, you should not be allowed to hide in another country! It’s bad sportsmanship! I mean, how would my friends have liked it if I went hiding in Denmark or Australia while they were looking for me in the back yard? Not fair!

Where do they keep the rules for this game?

P.S.–Fahim was a bit dehydrated and not quite the ticket when they found him, but he’s going to be all right.

10 comments on “When ‘Hide & Seek’ Goes Way Too Far

  1. Yikes, what is it with kids and shipping containers? (Oh, okay, the same thing as with cats and shopping bags or boxes.)

  2. Not the best choice he could have made, in some ways, and the absolutely most effective choice, if hiding was the only criteria. 🙂

  3. We played hide&seek in my neighborhood with no rules so shipping containers one of many choices 🙂

  4. There’s a 2016 movie called “Lion” that’s a true story about a little boy who hid on a train in India, fell asleep, and ended on the other side of the country. He was too small to know where he was from, ended up in an orphanage, and was adopted by an Australian couple. As an adult, he was able to search for landmarks he remembered using Google Earth, and found his original home and family. Worth seeing!

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