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Relationships can be tricky to navigate because you’ve got this whole other person with a whole mystery box full of life experiences, upbringings, traits, habits, and deep dark skeletons in their closets. Getting to intimately know another person is like slowly peeling back the layers of an onion—by the first layer you might learn that they don’t like 30 Rock, but by the inner layers you might learn that when they were a teenager, accidentally hit and killed a drifter while driving to the beach with some friends.
Okay, that was just a partial description of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. However, Weekly Standard reporter Haley Byrd learned an arguably even darker secret about her boyfriend.
Not only had he never eaten a Kat Kat bar before, but he ate it like this when he tried his first one.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a Kit Kat before,” my boyfriend remarks before doing THIS pic.twitter.com/UQbuD3Etpg— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) June 1, 2018
he had no idea why I laughed so hard. oh sweet summer child— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) June 1, 2018
What. In. The. Actual.
Of course, everyone knows that one eats a Kit Kat by breaking apart the individual bars and eating them separately. Everybody knows that. Heck, there was literally an entire marketing campaign dedicated to the correct way to consume a Kit Kat.
Could this be a breadcrumb to a bigger secret that Haley is going to learn about her boyfriend? That he grew up on an Amish farm before going AWOL during rumspringa or that his parents kept him locked in the attack until he turned 18?
The rest of Twitter shared Haley’s confusion and amusement—and in some cases, shock and horror—as her tweet went viral.
Does he eat bananas sideways? How about pistachios? Does he take the shell off before chewing?— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) June 1, 2018
give him a break (up with him)— Pete Cannon (@coffeewithcats) June 1, 2018
1. "There's no wrong way to eat a Reese's."— Ken Jones (@KenJones81) June 1, 2018
2. Kit Kats are not Reese's.
3. This is wrong.
Haley also didn’t exactly help her boyfriend’s case. Does she also think a hot dog is a sandwich?
when u think about it, kit kats are basically a kind of sandwich— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) June 1, 2018
One person compared the faux pas to George Costanza eating a Snickers bar with a knife and fork:
How do you eat it? With ya haands?? pic.twitter.com/Brh3Os7v2n— Obe1Cannoli (@Obe1Cannoli) June 1, 2018
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dictionary.com weighed in:
Break up with him at once https://t.co/522TLFnZxl— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 1, 2018
Others came forward with their own weird candy eating stories.
I know someone who does this. Reader, I married him. We don't talk about it. He eats his Kit Kats away from home. @rfpaul— Diem Jeakle (@JeakPaul) June 1, 2018
This is how my daughter eats twizzlers. LoL pic.twitter.com/pXGckh7THB— Laura Frimpter (@LuckyLLD) June 1, 2018
And at least one person admitted to doing it themselves.
In all seriousness, though, suggesting that someone break up with their boyfriend over the way he eats a candy bar is a little extreme. With some couples counseling, they might be able to work through this.
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.