Drink hand gel: Doctors report people drinking hand-sanitizing gels for their alcohol content. Problem is, isopropyl alcohol is much more poisonous than the alcohol found in beverages.
Stone women: "Immigrants wishing to live in the small Canadian town of Herouxville, Quebec, must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them, according to an extraordinary set of rules released by the local council." Let's get this perfectly clear.
Keep swans in a studio apartment. "An elderly Swedish woman has taken animal protection too far by sheltering 11 full grown swans in her small, city center apartment, police said on Thursday." How would we get any writing done, anyway?
On the other hand, you may:
Eat cookies at work without fear.
Then take a nap.
"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield