Yes, I have made it my mission to keep parents of teens aware of all teen trends and I’ve been doing this for a while now. There is a new teen trend called “gallon smashing” which has truly surprised me. And, I have to tell you that it takes quite a bit to surprise me.
So this is what many teens around the U.S. are doing. I don’t know if it’s happening outside the U.S. but believe me I will find out and then I will get back to you. Some of your teens are going into grocery stores, smashing a gallon of milk on the floor and then sliding right into the resulting slippery puddle. While this is happening their friend or friends are capturing the incident on video for eventual posting to YouTube. If you don’t believe me then just go to YouTube and type in gallon smashing.
This sounds dangerous; doesn’t it? Well, in at least one case a teenage boy hurt his jaw seriously. Now, why, you are probably thinking, would our teens be doing something so foolish and potentially dangerous voluntarily. Well, the answer is simple. They think it’s fun and teens weigh the benefits of a situation more heavily than the dangers. Teens will be teens!