The Centers for Disease Control recently issued a nationwide recall for Romaine lettuce due to E. coli contamination. They warned people not to buy the lettuce, not to eat the lettuce, and to throw any they had away and disinfect their refrigerators. Pretty serious stuff for one of the blandest, most boring vegetables on the planet! Naturally, the internet didn’t waste any time letting a good crisis go to waste and used the recall as fodder for hilarious tweets and memes. These are some of the funniest ones.
News: There is a temporary ban on romaine lettuce.— Past Tense of Draw (@DrewTalbert) November 21, 2018
Me: Never eat salad again, got it.
The CDC is urging us to throw away any and all romaine lettuce. Then disinfect your fridge. Throw away any food that touched the romaine. Disinfect your hands. Now throw your sink in the garbage. Put the fridge on the curb. Just renovate the whole kitchen, you deserve it.— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) November 21, 2018
ME: oh no romaine lettuce has little pieces of shit all over it now. I guess no more salads, shucks— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) November 21, 2018
WAITER: actually sir it’s just romaine lettuce, there are other types of s-
ME (pressing my finger firmly to waiter’s lips): bring me three orders of curly fries
The kids are going to be so disappointed that there’s no romaine pie this year— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) November 21, 2018
Mom: honey, we're thinking of driving up for Thanksgiving!— Pass the Cranberry Jaimes (@JaimeVinings) November 21, 2018
Me: I don't think that's a good idea, I may be coming down with something *runs to Publix, starts cramming romaine lettuce down my throat*
If I never ate romaine lettuce again it would really be totally fine— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) November 21, 2018
WHOEVER YOU ARE PLEASE STOP SHITTING ON THE ROMAINE LETTUCE— lkrinsk5 (@krinsk5) November 21, 2018
It's sad 'cause I was about to fill a big ass head of romaine lettuce with stuffing and go to town on it.— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) November 22, 2018