Parts of Italy are in a state of emergency due to the Corona virus. Among other things, people react with hamster purchases. But they avoid a certain food.
Italy loves its pasta. No meal without spaghetti al pomodoro, fusilli al ragu ‘or tagliatelle alla Bolognese. Italy understands pasta no fun – not even in times of the corona virus. This proves a tweet by the user diodeglizilla, who generated 15,863 likes and 419 comments up to Tuesday, and was shared almost 3000 times.
But what happened?
In Italy, seven people died of the Corona virus by Tuesday, and over 200 people were infected. For fear, numerous Italians stormed the shops and hammered groceries.
Empty shelves in an Italian grocery.
The Twitter post shows an almost empty cleared pasta shelf of an Italian supermarket. All that’s left is a pair of sacks of “penne lisce” – smooth, non-grooved penne pasta that the sauce doesn’t hold.
The Twitter post says: “I keep looking at this photo I took earlier in the supermarket, and I think the biggest loser of this virus is the Penne lisce. Even if they panic and prepare for the apocalypse, the Italians find shit. »
Pasta liscia il male assoluto, più del coronavirus. https://t.co/4DxfVkJXe4
– Sneguročka ❄️? (@LaskaJuventus) February 23, 2020
Another Twitter user finds even clearer words:
«Pasta liscia is absolute evil. More than the corona virus. »
Italians don’t eat smooth penne even in times of need
As a result, a discussion broke out on Twitter about the worst type of pasta, as reported by the Italian “Huffington Post”. User Suzukimaruti, for example, declares Farfalle to be the most hated pasta variety in Italy, which people ignore in times of need. But he, too, cannot get anything from the scorned Penne lisce. He asks:
«Is there a logical way to cook penne lisce? Or are you a historical accident? »
Dopo il mio tweet precedente, dichiaro le farfalle il formato di pasta più odiato, perfino dalla gente che svuota i supermercati nel panico. Seconde, le penne lisce. Ecco, le penne lisce esattamente a cosa servono? Is it a modo logico di cucinarle? O sono un incidente storico?
– Suzukimaruti (@suzukimaruti) February 23, 2020
But there are obviously Italians who like smooth penne. User Moonchild writes: «Today is the day of my coming-out. I like smooth pasta and I break spaghetti before I cook it. I said it. »
Ho deciso che oggi faccio coming out:
Mi piace anche la pasta liscia e spezzo gli spaghetti per cucinarli.
Ecco, l’ho detto.
– ???????????? (@ IndigoMoon91) February 25, 2020
Hamster purchases make little sense
Ironically, the Corona virus is spreading more and more in Italy, from Lombardy to southern Sicily to neighboring Austria. The situation remains serious.
Whether Team Penne lisce or Team Penne rigate: Attilio Fontana, President of Lombardy, told the Huffington Post that hamster purchases would make no sense. There are enough supplies.