Earlier this afternoon, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire tweeted out a picture of Bill de Blasio making his first mistake as mayor of New York City: Eating pizza with a fork. 

The picture was taken at Goodfellas Pizza on Staten Island where he met a 104-year-old Staten Island resident, who, for the record, utilized his hands to help devour the pizza. Mayor de Blasio eventually came to his senses and ate the pizza like a normal, sloppy American, but Lemire said he alternated back-and-forth between his hands and the fork and knife method.

Alas, there's a method to the mayor's madness, or rather an explanation for his method:

All is right in the world. It could've been worse—he could've put ice in his beer.

[via Twitter]