In a world with plenty of bad ideas to choose from, the dumb idea this woman conjured up after spotting a snake in her backyard might just be the most ridiculous.

Can we agree on one thing? She got the reaction she deserved out of the snake.

Nowadays, folks love to put their cameras in everyone’s face and no one’s off-limits — not man, fish, beast, or hungry lions. Judging by this ridiculous video footage, the same applies to snakes. While perusing through her yard one day, she stumbled upon a snake in the grass. And of course like any sane person would do, she pulled her phone out, began filming, and poked it.

Can someone help me understand why she went and tried it again?

Actually, I’d rather you don’t. I truly don’t need any help questioning the state of humanity right now.

I’m a writer based out of East Village, Manhattan. I work from my condo and local coffee shops (and a few restaurants with menus that are more unhealthy than licking a subway railing), meeting friends who have boats or boat access, touring the zoo for the zoo to visit my ex-boyfriends, and forcing my political beliefs on others at social events (kidding, don’t be one of those people.