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Office Workers Post Photos Of Greta Thunberg Near Single-Use Items To Shame Employees

by Bill McCool on 12/12/2019 | 2 Minute Read

Greta Thunberg is everywhere. Not only did the 16-year old activist wrap up an appearance at the UN last September where she took world leaders to task for their inaction on climate change, but she was recently named Time Magazine’s Person of the Tear, inspiring a jealousy-laden tweet from a man who posts fake Time covers of himself throughout his golf clubs, which is a totally normal thing that people do.

She’s even making an appearance in offices throughout Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

As reported by The Independent, the latest trend in office tomfoolery is “Greta-shaming,” where one posts pictures of her near single-use items like cutlery or plastic cups in the break room with the purpose of making your coworkers think twice about using these wasteful products. 

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It’s a harmless bit of fun to make you reconsider whether you need to use that paper coffee cup and to remember to bring in your own mug, for Pete's sake. The trend was first spotted by Haaretz journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer when she took to Twitter to share firsthand photos of an especially stern-looking Thunberg staring deep into our souls, nudging us to lay off the plastic spork.

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No doubt this wouldn’t take in American offices, as Chad and his MAGA hat would likely be triggered by the very sight of the Time Person of The Year, and then HR would have to get involved, but boy howdy, like that would even work because you can't even bother Karen to order pizza from a place that’s, I don't know, GOOD for the Quarterly Pizza Party, and then Chad’s gonna just walk around the office with 20 plastic straws in his stupid Monster can with that shit-eating smirk on his face as he tries to shove them all in his pie-hole and anyway I should really start working on my novel again because it’s been three years since I’ve even opened that Google doc and I think I only have six pages and I feel like I’m dying on the inside.

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