For dinner tonight, we are having a nice pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and an extra helping of Tide Pods because they look so appetizing. Sounds stupid, doesn’t it? Apparently, it’s not that far-fetched in New York, where lawmakers are proposing a new law for laundry detergent.
We’re pretty sure you are painfully aware of the Tide Pod challenge craze. Both teens and adults are filming themselves eating the laundry detergent capsules and posting the videos on social media. While not the first dangerous trend, it has drawn the most attention from lawmakers.
Well, Democrat lawmakers at least. Which, as you know, are their own special breed of crazy. Perhaps that is why two of them, State Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, are proposing a new law to make Tide Pods looks less appetizing
“They’re squishy, they smell sweet and they look like gummy bears,” Hoylman said in a press conference. In addition to that ridiculous statement, both New York Democrats suggested making the pods one single color and adding child-resistant packaging.
According to Simotas, their proposed changes could protect children and seniors suffering from memory issues. “We want to make sure these poisonings are prevented. It’s easy. All we have to make sure is that public safety trumps their profits,” she said.
Young children and the elderly aren’t eating Tide Pods. Disturbed teens with behavioral issues and adults with a lack of common sense are ingesting them. If history has taught us anything it’s that you can’t legislate away stupidity.
Too bad Tide can’t pack a big dose of reality into those little pods.