Now that I'm a whopping 26 years old, I can't relate to kids and their "trends" anymore.
Planking? Sure. Kylie lip challenge? Fine. The invisible box challenge? Whatever. I can live with all of that. But the children have just taken it too damn far this time. Now they're eating Tide Pods?!
Honestly, I don't even know where to start with this other than to say WTF?!
So Tide Pods. Ya know? The little bubble-looking things that you throw in the washing machine to clean your clothes. Yeah, those. Nowhere does it ever say to eat the damn things! But someone, somewhere, thought that would be a brilliant idea.
From what I can tell, the whole thing started years ago when The Onion (a satire news website) posted an article about a child insisting on eating detergent pods. After that, College Humor grabbed hold of it and released a video about a man eating laundry pods. How the trend made its way to 2018 is beyond me. I don't even know.
Honestly, I didn't believe it when I first heard about it, but then I saw this:
Y’all ever just get the urge to eat a tide pod? pic.twitter.com/9vy49VdG7U— moni 🧝🏻♀️ (@unIatched) December 31, 2017
WHY. YOU'RE LITERALLY EATING POISON. JUST WHY.
The fact that Tide AND The US Consumer Product Safety Commission had to release statements telling people NOT TO EAT SOAP is just sad.
Apparently its gotten so bad that stores have literally had to LOCK UP laundry pods. Like...come on. GET IT TOGETHER KIDS. JUST STOP. DON'T DO DUMB STUFF.
If you do happen to witness someone ingest detergent, PLEASE call poison control at 800-222-1222!