The Funniest Reactions and Memes to the Romaine Lettuce E.coli Recall

Are we stuck in a Groundhog Day simulation? Because romaine lettuce has been deemed dangerous by the CDC once again. After a widespread E.coli contamination last April, it seems officials are once again issuing a serious advisory against consuming the lettuce, now that 32 people in 11 states have fallen sick with the virus in the last few days, per The New York Times.

Article continues below advertisement

The (almost comically) stern advisory about the outbreak is urging Americans to steer absolutely clear of romaine until the CDC does its homework on how to keep us safe from the salad leaf. “Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick,” it states.

But many on social media aren’t as alarmed by this news as they are, well, amused. With the holidays quickly approaching, most agree that romaine lettuce has no place on the family dinner table, and other salad fans are embracing their impending doom.

Read on for 12 of the funniest reactions to the romaine lettuce panic.

But first, let’s get the puns out of the way.

Article continues below advertisement

Source: imgur

OK, now that we’ve been through that, it seems important to note how many of the news outlets reporting on the outbreak don’t seem to know what romaine lettuce….looks like.

Article continues below advertisement

Like KETK-TV, a local Texas channel, that issued used this image to accompany their very serious headline.

I guess everyone’s mentally checked out for the holidays. This team probably figured it was close enough?

not romaine lettuce

Article continues below advertisement

Sometimes I feel like media outlets get away with this kind of thing because their viewers don’t challenge them with questions and just take everything they see at face value.

Like this poor old grandma who thinks she’s just doing her civic duty of relaying important and urgent information to her followers.

Article continues below advertisement

roman lettuce

And is then trolled by her granddaughter. First I thought she had just misspelled romaine, but the whole back-and-forth leads me to think now that she just has no idea what she’s talking about. 

In the words of the person her short Facebook warning reminds me of: SAD.

Article continues below advertisement

romaine lettuce

Source: Twitter

Article continues below advertisement

Another guy on Twitter writes, “5 minutes before the CDC alert went out, I bought a salad with romaine lettuce. I ate it anyway and I’ve never felt more alive.” 

Come to think of it, when did the CDC alert come out? I enjoyed a caesar salad the other day and I’m feeling less “I want to die” than I have during all of 2018.

romaine lettuce

Source: Twitter

Article continues below advertisement

Like with most things, acceptance is probably the best strategy here.

Many are saying this is the moment they’ve been preparing for their entire lives, when chocolate and red wine are deemed good for your health but salad ingredients are so bad they could kill you.

The 5 year olds in all of us are enjoying their small comeuppances.

romaine lettuce can kill you

Source: imgur

Article continues below advertisement

Let me just say that a pizza, hotdog or donut would NEVER turn on us overnight and decide to kill us with E.coli. But I digress.

Others are asking themselves when the last time they even ate romaine lettuce was. Some are thinking they’ve been right to avoid it all these years, and others are just relishing in a scary news story that doesn’t affect them.

romaine lettuce lasagna

Source: Instagram

Someone else took to Twitter to share this hilarious conversation with his wife.

“Wife: There’s a recall on romaine lettuce for food poisoning.
Me, who’s never eaten a salad in my entire life: I was right.”

If I’m being real, the above sounds to me like my dad just created a social media account and didn’t tell me about it.

Article continues below advertisement

The most 2018 YOLO attitude of them all, though, is to just embrace the E.coli, like this stock model, who has officially become my thinspo diet hero.

E.coli means that if you don’t die from puking your guts out, at least you’ll be bikini-ready, right?

diet

Source: Instagram

Article continues below advertisement

This other guy is just enjoying living his life, and posting about it on social media, because that’s just what it means to be alive in this day and age. Honestly, I think his tweet might be my favorite so far.

romaine lettuce

Source: Twitter

Most importantly of all, we hope that this whole lettuce scare will keep our families from trying to force salad down our throats this holiday season.


View more information: https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/11/21/Z1oWtVr/romaine-lettuce-memes

Articles in category: stock

Leave a Reply

Back to top button