The internet has a new favorite meme, and it’s not one that’s easily explained. If you’ve been on Twitter or Tumblr recently, you’ve likely started to see an image of an exasperated woman eating salad, with the caption: “Are you serious? Right in front of my salad?”
The clip (and accompanying quote) originated from an NSFW scene in an adult film. To make a long story short: a woman enjoying a bowl of salad realizes that two men in her kitchen are engaging in bedroom activities and questions why they’d do it in front of her salad. The situation has quickly transformed into a meme used to express indignation, and the actress’s annoyed facial expression has gone fully viral.
Naturally, due to its origins, usage of the meme ranges from highly risqué to totally innocent and suitable for work based on context . . . but good luck explaining it to anybody who asks what it means. In fact, your best plan of action might be to send them the link to this post and let them find out the rest for themselves!
We’ve gathered a few work-appropriate examples of the meme in action here, but be forewarned: you might not look at your salad the same way again.