Photo from WOAY.com
by Elizabeth Brenner
Folks, do I have a snack for you! A bright colorful item that is oh so appealing to the eyes and the taste buds, if you do not mind a slight soapy taste but hey it comes in huge packages and can fit in your hand! Oh yeah, there is one small itsy bitsy teeny weenie catch, the snack can kill you, but hey, what dish detergent can not kill you? So how many bags of Tide pods can I put you down for? 1, 2?
Sounds ridiculous, does it not?
But people are actually eating Tide pods just to eat Tide pods or because of a dare. At the risk of sounding like a parent; just because someone dares you to do something, does not mean you have to do it. If “friends” are daring you to eat poison, THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS. If a frat or sorority are making you do that 1) that is illegal, and 2) NO BROTHER OR SISTER WOULD WANT YOU TO POISON YOURSELF. I mean, sure, we have all wanted to kill our siblings at one time or another, but we would never go all Blanch from “Baby Jane” on them, blood related or not. Also, 3) please report them as soon as possible if they do want you to do that.
People who do not have a mental illness are ingesting Tide Pods, i.e. poison, just for the hell of it or because of a dare. What does this say about our generation? That we are gullible? Sad? Stupid? I hate to say it, but it is stupid to eat poison. It is sad that people would do that because of a dare or whatever.
Have you done this? If so, comment down below, and tell me why because I am seriously curious to know why someone would eat Tide pods. Like I said, there are people who do have a mental illness and try to kill themselves, and this is not directed towards them.
Our generation is on the cusp of being leaders and one day, world leaders. If the world is going to be run by a generation of people who would eat poison for no reason then we are truly in trouble. Our generation is already accused of being self absorbed, disconnected and anti-social. Let us not add stupid to the list.
By the way, I have a bridge for sale– message me if you want to buy it.