A supermarket's hot food bar isn't generally where people go for a gourmet meal, but patrons can usually trust their soup isn't filled with a stranger's backwash. That is, they could until they saw this video of a man in Chicago sampling the soup directly from the bar's provided ladle.
How is this not a felony?!
Twitter reacted with an appropriate amount of disgust.
The footage, taken in a Chicago Mariano's, was originally shared on Reddit, where it currently has over a million views.
Many Twitter users were equally incensed at the bystander for taping the incident instead of reporting the behavior immediately! It was, however, eventually revealed that the anonymous videographer reported the soup-sipper to the store's management as soon as he stopped filming.
Others suspected things like this always happen at the hot food bar, and cited it as yet another reason to stay away.
Among a few Twitter users, however, a question emerged: Is the soup-sipper a villain...or a hero?
The next time you're eating at a salad bar, maybe watch the soup for a while before you help yourself. You never know who might have come before you.