These are challenging times, with myriad debates are raging all over this country, pitting neighbor against neighbor, mother against son, brother against brother.
It's understandable if you're exhausted. But you must hang in there for one moment more, because there's an urgent debate that needs tending to that is tearing the internet apart.
How, exactly, does a giraffe wear a bow tie?
But would a giraffe wear a bow tie Like or Like This T… https://t.co/UEyGmr2Rtv— Good Idea Guy (@Good Idea Guy)1600127308.0
Of course, many of you may be bristling at this, remembering the ugly debates from years past over how a dog would wear pants or how a shark would play a harmonica that threatened to rend the very fabric of internet society.
But this a legitimate question that has arisen from real life experience, as Twitter user "Good Idea Guy" (@SortaBad), who posed the question on Twitter, told HuffPost. He was walking past a store window recently that featured a mannequin with an unusually long neck. And... well, you can probably see where this is going.
As he put it to HuffPost:
"It was one of those mannequins without a head and for whatever reason the neck was super long. And I don't know why, but the bow tie was really high up. Way higher than a person would wear it, like put there lazily by some store clerk."
And that got him thinking.
Say this neck was taken to its most absurd extreme, a giraffe. Where in God's name does the bowtie go?
So he decided to ask the internet and, to his surprise, the opinions flooded in.
"I wasn't expecting the tweet to be particularly popular. It was just something random I thought of. In general, I'm pretty awful at predicting what people will find engaging."
So what's the answer?
Well, of course, it's open to interpretation. Good Idea Guy's fellow twitizens had plenty to say on the topic.
There was Team Up High...
@SortaBad I feel like the first one is correct— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@Roxi Horror 💀🌸)1600127335.0
@SortaBad @SamanthaWeiner1 let's think about where a giraffe would wear a regular tie, to me it makes the most sens… https://t.co/ce54qVejqp— Allen Strickland Williams (@Allen Strickland Williams)1600127510.0
...Team Down Low...
@SortaBad Showed my 11 y.o. he commented “but a human would wear it on top of the shirt not on the actual neck” and… https://t.co/rITabFAb4b— Nathan LeBret (@Nathan LeBret)1600127863.0
@SortaBad The one on the left is impossible... https://t.co/RSYZF5l112— Duke of Cucamonga (@Duke of Cucamonga)1600142198.0
...those who couldn't quite decide...
@SortaBad Is he going to a wedding or an opera?— Fred Davies 🔍 (@Fred Davies 🔍)1600127380.0
@SortaBad I looked to the dinosaurs for style tips and am now more confused https://t.co/wu1Hrhimvv— Alexander Robinson (@Alexander Robinson)1600148140.0
@SortaBad Oh no! This had never occurred to me before and now I can't stop thinking about it. Gut reaction is the o… https://t.co/3yXoQhfmzm— JB98 (@JB98)1600149924.0
...and those who felt neither option was exactly right.
@SortaBad Like This https://t.co/O69xdNHNP3— Nell Scovell (@Nell Scovell)1600127662.0
@SortaBad I feel like in the first pic he looks like a gentleman and the second pic he looks like a boy.— my cat & i say police are shit (@my cat & i say police are shit)1600127550.0
Thankfully, someone pointed out that this debate has already been settled.
@SortaBad The Arthur cartoon already answered this https://t.co/70qCYsNCMK— the cool kids in Animal Crossing call me gold star (@the cool kids in Animal Crossing call me gold star)1600129372.0
For Good Idea Guy's part, he's on Team Down Low, based on shirt collar placement.
So there you have it. One 2020 debate that is easily settled.