There are some things that just can’t be unseen. For many, that includes the now viral video of an unidentified man eating soup directly from the ladle at a supermarket soup and salad bar.
The video was originally posted on Reddit (in the site’s “trashy” category, naturally) on Saturday, October 27, and quickly made its way to Twitter where it was shared by an account called WTF?!, which specializes in tweeting shocking photos and videos. Since its initial posting, the brief but disgusting clip has been viewed more than 1.3 million times and garnered hundreds of comments.
Something to think about the next time you eat at the salad bar. pic.twitter.com/yALLvVPbut
— WTF!? (@wtfvids_) October 27, 2018
In the 13-second segment, an older gentleman dressed in athleisure wear is seen standing over a soup bar. Clearly interested in one particular offering, the man removes the ladle from a soup pot and brings it directly to his mouth multiple times before returning it to the same container as if a massive breach of supermarket etiquette hadn’t just occurred.
Though it’s possible this clip could be part of a stunt of some kind (hello, “Justin Bieber’s” burrito eating habits!) social media users were no less horrified. In fact, of the more than 400 comments that have been left on the video, the vast majority of them are overwhelmingly negative, with many simply questioning how someone could be so inconsiderate and downright disgusting. Check out some impassioned reactions below:
I would have LOUD shamed him. OMG NO YOU DIDN’T JUST DO THAT!!!!!!!! Yes, I’m THAT type of person.
— Somoca🐾 (@Somoca) October 27, 2018
When I see things like this I always feel like a whole tv crew is supposed to run out the isles and say it was a joke but it never happens 😂😭 This is real. This is happening. In real life 😳
— Ciara 💕 (@CiaraVMartinez) October 28, 2018
Can this man be identified and publicly noticed and barred from all restaurants? This needs to be immediate.
— Belle Böókencandle (@d_m_elms) October 27, 2018
I’ve seen this many times. Free samples. 🤢
— H. Dupuis (@hgdupuid) October 27, 2018
If anyone contracted food poisoning from that salad bar, blame the guy eating from it. This is why I rather eat at home.
— The Lioness Speaks (@SpeaksLioness) October 28, 2018
Im on the phone w the Police rn lmaoooo
— K.O. (@KOakaKoala) October 27, 2018
Oh man !! That’s EXACTLY why I won’t eat at buffets or salad bars 😝
— sara 🌥🌬🍁🍂🙋🏻♀️ (@saraturner19) October 31, 2018
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