Don't you dare do those delicious buttermilk pancakes in front of my children, you monster.
August 21, 2012 10:12 AM Subscribe
What would happen if you used "bath salts" as bath salts?
posted by Admiral Haddock to health & fitness (28 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I can't even say I know how people take the drugs known as "bath salts," though presumably not through a warm relaxing soak. And while I don't take a lot of baths (or buy my bath salts at truck stops), but face-eating cannibalism demands vigilance--eternal vigilance.
Idle curiosity going both ways--accidental misuse of "bath salts" by an overstressed grandma coming home from a long drive, and actual bath salts abused by a desperate bath salts fiend (do they have a name? Bathers? Salters? Epsoms?). Have there been news reports of someone making this mistake?
Please leave aside differing packaging that would presumably obviate a mistake; I just want to know what would happen if someone actually got it wrong. It's as if a new form of crack were called "delicious buttermilk pancakes."
Thanks in advance.
Bonus question: are there other drugs that have a street name that references an otherwise innocuous and completely unrelated household product that someone would go to a store to buy? Marijuana is "weed," but it kind of is a weed, and people don't buy weeds. Coke might be "snow," but it is a bit snowy, and you're not likely to go looking to buy snow. "Special K" would count, and maybe "crank" (but who buys cranks?). Acid, maybe, but it is an acid, and people don't commonly buy acid in a shop. I'm having trouble thinking of others.