I didn't want to start this day off with bummer news, but unfortunately the universe had other plans. Looks like our favorite fast food place, Chipotle, is being linked with a breakout of E. coli in the several states in the U.S. As of right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that "the number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: California (2), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Oregon (13), and Washington (26)." In other words... womp, womp.
I've since learned that the E. coli reported is called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). I was curious to find out what on earth this stuff was, partially because I'm a nerd and partially because I don't want you to have to Google it for yourself. Basically, some types of E. coli make a toxin called Shiga toxin which in turn makes you sick. Testing for this stuff is also more difficult than other strains. (TMI time: They have to send poo samples all over the place and test it in several different labs in order to conclude it is in fact that specific type of E. coli.) I won't go into the symptoms of getting it because let's be real, we're all unintentionally thinking about eating Chipotle right now, and I don't want to damper the mood.
This news hit me hard. I live off of their guacamole. Seriously. I can bathe in it, that's how much I like it. And it looks like other people on the Internet agreed. Here are some great tweets in reaction to the Chipotle news:
This is the straight up truth. I also love Chipotle, but not enough to risk it. I guess this is my "we were on a break" moment.
Science is what make this joke pretty prime. Now for the next few minutes try to remember exactly what Schrodinger's Cat is from high school.
Prime example of awesome humor.
It's kind of like the Jonas brothers and their purity rings. The more we talked about them not having sex and having purity rings, the more we thought about them having sex.
You do you, hun. If you want that burrito, you eat that burrito. I am not one to judge. I've ignored the five second rule all my life, and will continue to do so forever.
I was hoping someone would finally use this Bridesmaids clip. I'm so glad it happened in relation to this story.