My wife is not 'entitled' and wasn't seeking special treatment. She wasn't bothered about getting the prize for herself; she was trying to do something fun and nice with/for me - because she is in fact fun and nice .
Unfortunately that involved getting rained on a lot, having a barman be rude to us and ending up being late for our weekend away the other side of the country, then being insulted here too.
We won anyway. Instead of a prize we got told to fuck off and then insulted here but whatever... It was a small pub and we knew what we were looking for so saying we mightn't have found it inside is lame. We couldn't have stayed until 5.00 even if we wanted to.
We were in Dublin especially for the 'little treasure hunt' - as you call it, because you are condescending. We ourselves thought it would be a fun adventure. It was fun - even when the barman was aggressive and rude and we were heading off wet, late and empty-handed we still thought -well that was fun and we totally won even if that ass was like that.
This cliquey crap here defending that ass and insulting my wife has definitely left a sour taste in my mouth though. Been niggling at me a lot. Not usually one to get drawn into flame war crap or post on forums in general, and I honestly reckon I'll probably delete this and close this account when this irked feeling eventually goes away, or it just leads to more lame crap, but there you go.