A friend of mine recently shared this:

I've seen it go by dozens of times since Max Tempkin [1] made it back in 2011, and each time it grated on me: why count the complexity of creating the disposable spoon, but not the complexity of washing it? Instead of phrasing my disagreement as a comment, though, I decided to make a new version:

You know the thing where you see something on Facebook, start reading it or composing a reply, and then you lose it? Yeah. I can't remember which of my friends shared this, and Facebook's limited-by-design searching didn't turn it up either. So, being unable to post my counter-meme in the appropriate place, I'll just leave it here until the next time I come across the original.


[1] Also known for co-designing Cards Against Humanity, from which he resigned in disgrace in June 2020.

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Just lick it clean and leave it to air dry - no muss no fuss, no fancy products of modernity required.

Just use your hands to eat; they'll naturally clean themselves by abrasion with surfaces they subsequently touch.

Of course, another option is to go to your local river/lake/beach, rub some sand over it, rinse and let it dry. Definitely a lot more effort. 

Nice. I expected something about the concave shape of the spoon though which makes it difficult to remove sticky foods without a suitably shaped brush (you can't just wipe it over an edge like a knife).

For some inspiration, put both memes side by side and listen to Landsailor. (The mechanism by which one listens to it, in turn, is also complex. I love civilisation.)