It doesn't take much to get people riled up on social media these days, whether it's discussions about politics, or, uh, more politics. However, a seemingly innocuous photo of bread set off an unprecedented battle royale of opinion on Twitter this week, when a man shared what he described as the "St. Louis secret" to ordering bagels.
The brouhaha all began on Monday morning, when a dude named Alex Krautmann tweeted a photo of some strangely sliced bagels from Panera that he brought into his office to introduce coworkers to "the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced." The unorthodox bagel-slicing style, which renders the hunks of boiled dough into lengthwise-cut bite-sized pieces, did not go unnoticed and as of this writing, Krautmann's tweet has received over 1,000 retweets and 8,400 likes. The carb-obsessed masses did not stay silent on the matter, either, and plenty weighed in with strong feelings.