Mother Arrested After Daughter Licks Tongue Depressor, Puts It Back

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Take a quick look at social media (or the first two minutes of the evening news) and you’ll find that people have just about lost their frickity-fracking minds. Case in point? A Florida mom has been arrested on a felony charge after she posted a video of her daughter licking a tongue depressor at her doctor’s office and then putting it back in with all the other tongue depressors. This apparently was her way of claiming no one was the boss of her, and clearly an excellent example of parenting done oh-so-wrong. The doctor’s office has said they’ve gotten rid of all the possibly contaminated pieces of medical equipment and sanitized the area but with madness like this? How can we ever trust any doctor’s office (or public place where stupid people roam freely) again?

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida reported that the mom, 30-year-old Cori E. Ward took a Snapchat video of her daughter completely disregarding the sign above the container of tongue depressors that said (in all caps, even!) “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE MEDICAL SUPPLIES! THANK YOU!” Seriously, all caps and two exclamation points even! But that didn’t deter the teen from blatantly taking a tongue depressor out, licking it, and then putting it back in the jar, patting it closed for good measure. Ward’s Snapchat caption was, “Don’t tell me how to live my life.”

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

a mom gets arrested for her daughter's licking challenge she videoed

But, as if letting your daughter do something as nasty as that (and encouraging her, even, by videoing it) wasn’t bad enough? The woman posted her video. She posted it! In a post she wrote on her now-deleted Facebook page, she said that she posted it on her personal Snapchat with her maybe 20-something friends. She said that it was never meant to be something widespread on Facebook or Youtube or whatever.

So, in essence, she’s pissed because someone shared her Snapchat and NOT because her daughter was ridiculously disrespectful and gross? Okay, Mom of the Year.

Licking Challenge Accepted?

A mother is arrested for letting her daughter lick a tongue depressor at the doctor's office

Ward swears that this had nothing to do with the most recent dumb ‘trend’ going around, where people are licking ice cream in the #icecreamchallenge and then letting the grossness be enjoyed by some poor, unsuspecting sucker who unknowingly buys it. She said it was never to be part of any challenge.

Challenge or not, it was a costly stunt. When authorities found out, she was charged with one count of tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or injury and her bond was set at $2,500. Oh, that’s a felony charge, by the way, and since the evidence was pretty much her own doing? Good luck getting that one off your record.

C’mon people. The world is hard enough as it is…stop the madness!