When I saw today’s one-word prompt, “tide,” The first thing that popped into my head was the incredibly ludicrous Tide Pod challenge.
Late last year, Tide pods became the center of attention due to an inexplicably popular internet meme involving a dare to intentionally consume the pods. The meme became especially popular with teenagers, and since then, there has been a sharp increase in poisoning incidents resulting from ingesting the pods.
Why? What would motivate these jackasses to deliberately stick a laundry detergent pod into their mouths and bite down on them?
After thinking about this, I needed something to cleanse my palate, so I bit down on a Tide pod. No. Just kidding.
I focused on that old song, “Ebb Tide.” In particular, the 1965 rendition by The Righteous Brothers. I found, after thinking about the stupidity of biting down in Tide pods, listening to the song by The Righteous Brothers did, in fact, cleanse my palate.
I hope listening to that song will do the same for you.