Like any good internet maelstrom, it all started with one tweet. Early Saturday morning (like, before 6 a.m. early), Twitter user @BrianFaughnan posed a question that really got people talking. The premise seemed simple enough. Faughnan wanted to know if people had a method to the way they emptied their egg cartons. Did they progress from side to side, and if so, which? Or did they employ a different method altogether? The tweet reads:
This user has a point. If you’re cautious and take eggs from both sides, at a similar rate, you’ll never have to deal with a pesky, droopy carton, and you’ll eliminate the danger of dropping the heavy side. Faughnan, who’s shaping up to become quite the eggs-pert, was quick to poke a hole in this centrist perspective:
@GaltsGirl But if you work from one end, you can snap the carton and throw away the empty half. Better balance then.
cracked on the way home or from the car to the kitchen. Once they are relocated to the egg space designed in to the fridge, then you remove them from front to back, like civilized and sane people. Once empty, clean the egg section before putting in new eggs. /2
I had no idea that egg-carton methodology was such an incendiary topic, but I’m glad it is—the thread is intensely entertaining to read. It’s been a big week for eggs, and it doesn’t seem like it should slow down anytime soon. It’s fun to see the breakfast staple drumming up such drama on social media. This Twitter user couldn’t have said it better:
The most fun for me is that ppl who've never met in person can have this kind of mundane conversation as if we've been neighbors for years. :)