'Gripping Food With Force' Is the Social Media Trend We Deserve in 2020
Picture this, dear reader. It's a scorching late summer day in early September. In an attempt to cool off, you decide to walk on over to your local McDonald's to grab a refreshing McFlurry. After a mile-long stroll to the fast-food joint under the scorching summer sun, you approach the counter, place your order and wait with anticipation as the functioning machine (again, this is a fantasy) whips up your icy treat.
After a few long, torturous minutes, the time finally comes. They call your number. "This is my moment," you think to yourself as you grab your ice cream from the employee's hand. Yet right before you can pull the weirdly-shaped spoon from the center of your frozen dessert, an uncontrollable urge rushes over you.
You start aggressively gripping your ice cream cup, squeezing as hard as you can. The flimsy, cardboard cup is the first to go, breaking down under the pressure of your grip and the moisture of the ice cream. The McFlurry itself is next, seeping through the broken-down container and through the top of the lid, getting all over your hands and the Macca's floor. You are both appalled with yourself, but satisfied. This is what must have been done in that exact moment in time.
Sound familiar? Like a normal, casual Tuesday afternoon? No? well, you must not be one of Gripping Food With Force's nearly 365 thousand Twitter followers.
Founded this July (as if this year couldn't be any more bizarre), the page is exactly what its name implies, an account dedicated to crowd-sourced photos of people aggressively gripping foods, all for the 'gram.
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