Hurricane Matthew is happening, and it’s time to get out of Florida, according to pretty much everyone. President Obama, NOAA and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have all emphasized that this is no time to screw around. “Time is up. You have to evacuate now,” said Scott, “There is absolutely no reason not to leave. If you chose to stay and try to ride the storm out, your life is at risk.”
And so everyone did. Or almost everyone. While most people were headed out of the state, trying to avoid the 100-mph winds and risk of death, a lone car was spotted going the other way.
Maybe there’s a good reason for it. We don’t know, but we can certainly speculate.
"forgot my headphones" pic.twitter.com/DQ3tWhdk44— ⚜️Popular Stranger⚜️ (@Dnt_Follow_LC) October 7, 2016
Haha. Oh god. Well, whatever this person’s fate turned out to be, it now includes becoming a meme.
When you gotta evacuate because of a hurricane but you forgot to clear your browser history pic.twitter.com/QyKD1AsJ16— Colton Abbott (@AbbottColton) October 7, 2016
When you gotta evacuate due to a hurricane but you forgot to $ git push pic.twitter.com/jbSoNUJf95— Bruno Borges (@brunoborges) October 7, 2016
when the hurricane bout to hit so u evacuate but notice u forgot ur fleshlight & booty talk blu ray collection pic.twitter.com/og9a3zocAD— KENNY (@phillycustoms) October 7, 2016
It’s basically a newsier version of every meme about someone rushing somewhere: “Bae come over” jokes, Bernie Sanders walk-running to the train, even a new gif of President Obama seeming to forget something as he leaves the Oval Office.
If you don’t think too long or too seriously about what could compel someone to drive back into a hurricane, it’s funny and relatable. Sometimes we use humor to make the best of a tragic situation, even one as grim as a lost Fleshlight and porn collection.