Hacker News user @_cademyboy created a picture showing off a plastic picnic plate in an article that features the phrase “what the hell” on it.
He then posted it to Reddit and then shared it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.
“This is a really dumb thing to post,” he wrote.
“You should have just left it at that.”
The photo has since been shared more than 2,500 times.
According to the Reddit post, the plastic picnic dish was made with PVC pipe.
“The only reason I am sharing this is because the internet is full of idiots like me and I want to show them that there are some serious people out there,” he added.
“People like you, I am going to show you what it’s like to be an idiot and not be an asshole.”
It’s unclear what the purpose of the plate is, but @_csa has suggested the device might be used to keep food clean in the event of a major food poisoning.
He wrote: “I want to get this out to you as a good food person because I know this is a stupid thing to do but I want you to know that it’s not worth it.”
“I really hope this goes viral,” he continued.
“I have a lot of food poisoning that I’m not allowed to talk about because I don’t want to jeopardize my job or get fired.”