Scouting for "Camel Toads"

ZOMG! This is the funniest newspaper advice column I've read in a while. It's from the 15 June 2005 installment of "Ask Leslie," an advice column written by librarian Leslie Potter for the Hays Daily News in Northwest Kansas.

The concerned reader sent in this question:

"I hope you can help me with a problem I have with my godson. ... I found an unfinished correspondence to a chum of his in his hometown. In it he says he [is] going to to our local pool to "scout out some camel toads." ... I'm concerned he is doing drugs.

I tried to look for camel toads in a drug book, and I didn't find them, but I found references to some type of frog or toads that people in another country lick to hallucinate."

Snopes had a little more about the authenticity of the column (whether it was a real question or whether Potter made it up):

"There were several staff members at the library's front desk the morning the "camel toads" letter arrived. When I opened and read it, I was thoroughly puzzled, as I had never heard of either camel toads or camel toes. But when I read it aloud to the staff, they practically started rolling on the floor. And their explanation is almost word-for-word what I used in my answer. I kept the original letter as a memento - and to show people who didn't believe it could be real!"

Contrariwise blog has the larger scan: Link - Thanks Contrariwise!

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I love it when adults think kids are on drugs because they (the adults) don't understand something.
I was 12 and eating all the time. My mom thought I had the munchies. It was a growth spurt.
And the bracelet thing parents thought was a dangerous pandemic, actually only happened at one school, with a small group of kids.
And the "How to spot a tagger" post a couple days ago...

besides that small rant, HILARIOUS.
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What really upsets me about this case is that the lady is shamelessly snooping on her godson's correspondence.

Isn't there such a thing as privacy awareness in the US?
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