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.
Update: @BilldeBlasio finished eating the slice with his hands.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 10, 2014
Update to an update: @BilldeBlasio returns to the knife and fork to start his second slice.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 10, 2014
.@BilldeBlasio goes for slice #3. Note: the 104-year-old guy eating pizza with the mayor is simply using his hands.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 10, 2014
Alas, there's a method to the mayor's madness, or rather an explanation for his method:
.@BilldeBlasio explains pizza-eating strategy by saying he's visited Italy several times and they use fork there. Then, he switches to hands— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 10, 2014
All is right in the world. It could've been worse—he could've put ice in his beer.