The Internet in general and Twitter specifically has a way of forcing us to question just about everything in our lives. Is the dress blue and black or white and gold? (Blue and black.) Is Papa John’s seriously the new official pizza of neo-Nazis? (Yes.) Did a rogue Twitter employee actually shut down the Twitter account of arguably the most powerful man in the world? (Also yes.)
Now we’ve got a whole new situation on our hands, and that situation is: Have you been straining pasta incorrectly your entire life? In other words, have you not been straining your pasta via the method demonstrated by this photograph?
In a series of photos posted to Facebook, the hands donning that wonderful watch strap clearly show that one does not need to even remove the pasta from its home in the pot. By inverting the strainer, dumping the hot water into the sink is a mere two-step process rather than a three-step process, potentially saving you, like, 15 seconds of your meal prep.
When Twitter user @Daibellaaa “spazzed” over this technique after seeing it on Facebook, the rest of Twitter quickly decided to spazz right along with her.
Good morning to everyone. Just saw this on Facebook and spazzed. pic.twitter.com/YB8qJ2a1g5
— Daibellaaa (@Daibellaaa) October 2, 2017
Some on Twitter seemingly had their minds completely blown over this colander revelation.
I’ve been doing this wrong my entire life.
— M a h a s I n (@myogx3) October 2, 2017
I’ve been doing it wrong this entire time??
— ⚞ Chriss Tina⚟ (@IamChriss_tina) October 3, 2017
It’s been this easy all along pic.twitter.com/8tVz37DfPB
— ?????????? (@KingMaduro) October 3, 2017
THATS HOW YOURE SUPPOSE TO DO IT?? my dumbass been pouring it into the strainer just to pour it back into the pan after. Wooooooooooow https://t.co/eDD6YEnapQ
— Adrian? (@woahaydrian) October 3, 2017
Others refused to accept these heretic pasta-straining techniques:
This is not how you do it, this is not how the professional chefs of Food network do it, no.
— Steph Curly (@EastAfricanCurl) October 3, 2017
Nah, I’ve been doing it right the whole time. This method is bullshit. pic.twitter.com/aOGiWSi1sa
— Poppyshow (@AmariBailey) October 3, 2017
It also looks more dangerous doing it the other way. I feel like i would burn myself trying to do it the wrong way
— ?SageDaHerb? (@spicy_sage) October 3, 2017
Some just had unanswered questions.
He’s one handing it? How does the spaghetti not just slip through the other side? ?
— Juanita Cash Hawkins (@ClassActKelz) October 3, 2017
I’m with you! You pour boiling water over the pasta right at the end. If it never leaves the pot then how do you properly do that? ?
— JulianaYoongles (@laverseauperdue) October 3, 2017
And we had some questions of our own. Namely, is it a strainer or a colander? What happens if said strainer/colander does not fit snugly inside the pot opening? And, most importantly, where did this man get his delightful watch?
Asking the important questions.