Thursday was National Ice Cream Cone Day, and a minimum of one government official picked a really baffling technique to have a good time.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy posted a photograph of himself at an ice cream stand marking the occasion. And while people might expect the occasional finger-wagging lecture about healthy food options from a surgeon general, what they didn’t expect was this:
An ice cream cone without the ice cream is like pumpkin pie without the pumpkin.
Some on Twitter jokingly (or not) called for Murthy to be impeached. Others identified that he serves one of the vital openly pro-ice cream presidents in history. But most noted that publicly accepting an ice cream cone without the ice cream ― after which bragging about it on social media ― was just plain unacceptable: