Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Toad Licking


The other day my youngest asked, "Mom, what would you do if you found out one of your kids was using chew?" (My mom suspicion has just gone into overdrive.) 




"Hmmm, dip or plug." "Dip mom, plug is gross."(She knows the difference! Getting even more nervous now.)


"I don't think you can classify dip as NOT gross.""The guys at my school do dip and they are carful where they spit." "Well then, clearly not gross." (Fantastic! Dip peer pressure at school.) 


"I think I would make her lick a toad." "That is 
disgusting!" (More so than dip? I think not.) 


"Why would you lick a toad?" "One type of frog produces a hallucinogenic that collects on his back so some kids lick the frog to get high." 


"No way!" "Yep, all true." "You would probably get us one of those poison dart frogs." "Well, would it be worth the risk?" 


"I'm not going to do it, I was just asking." (Sigh. Dipping tobacco was not one of the vices I had anticipated.) 


An additional story about kids licking stuff to get high. 


In nursing homes, they sometimes stick a fentanyl patch on a resident to control pain. It gives a slow, steady dose through the skin and the nurse doesn't have to fight with the resident to take an oral medication.  


It isn't unheard of for the nurses aids to snatch off a patch, have a few licks and the stick it back on. 


So what do you think is more disgusting?   

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