Chrissy Teigen tweeted and the internet is mad about it. In other words, it’s Thursday.
The model and cookbook author asked her followers to share the most expensive things they’ve ever eaten “that you thought sucked” on Wednesday morning. While responses rolled in, sometimes accompanied by photos of some ridiculously overpriced tiny foods, Teigen herself decided to weigh in.
She recounted the time she and husband John Legend went out for dinner and asked the waiter for a wine recommendation.
“We got the bill and it was 13,000 dollars,” she wrote. “HOW DO U CASUALLY RECOMMEND THAT WINE. we didn’t even finish it and it had been cleared!!!”
For many Americans, accidentally ordering even a $1,000 bottle of wine would literally wreak havoc on their finances for possibly years to come.
So while hearing Teigen’s story absolutely strikes horror into one’s heart, the fact that it ends there rather than with “and then we had to remortgage our house and sell plasma for a year to cover the credit card bill” left people feeling a little unsympathetic.
On the other hand, there was no shortage of people pointing out that everyone’s financial situation is different, and of course sometimes wealthy celebrities are going to spend insane amounts of money on things the rest of us might drop $10 on.
Of course, there is an argument to be made that, much like private island vacations with rapid COVID-19 testing in the middle of a pandemic, tales of dropping thousands of dollars on wine may not need to be shared on Twitter.
But Teigen readily pointed out not everything she says is going to be relatable.
“It is my life and my twitter and my stories,” she wrote. “I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me.”
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of “who’s mad at Chrissy Teigen this week,” we can all agree that when restaurants are fully open again, we’re going to be checking those prices on the menu before ordering a single thing.