One Wednesday night, Beyonce (Knowles. You may be familiar with her) posted a photo on Instagram. Actually, she posted a bunch of photos–eight, to be exact–using Instagram’s new-ish album function that allows users to upload multiple photos at once. Why am I telling you this? Great question. While Beyonce’s Instagram activity is always notable, it is not always news-worthy, unless she uses it to announce her pregnancy, or when one of the pictures she posts becomes a meme. Last night, it was the latter:
As you can see, Beyonce is reading a menu in a manner that is not unlike the way you or I, two normal humans, might read a menu. But Beyonce, of course, is no normal human, so what she may actually be doing while looking at this menu is up for debate. Is she asking for production rights over the menu? Threataning to sue for infringement? Asking for some elaborate off-the-menu order alterations? Who knows! It was this, then–the apparent normalcy of Beyonce’s actions combined with whatever she might actually be doing to counteract that normalcy–that birthed a pretty perfect meme. Check it out here:
1. I’m the waitress:
Beyoncé: Let me just have the…
Waitress: How about I have them make everything on the menu and you can make a choice after seeing them! pic.twitter.com/fxmHktctNg
— Holy Alejandro (@HolyAlejandro) April 27, 2017
"take this $2.75 charge off here, I actually told y'all to take that soda back and then l ordered a water with lemon." pic.twitter.com/oX1yvuJbxD
— XXII (@Ibelikeuhh_) April 26, 2017
3. Maybe she’s quibbling over her bill?
"I actually invented Lemonade so it should be free." pic.twitter.com/k8Yq3aGTLa
— blaria. (@Keelectric_Lady) April 27, 2017
4. (Not that she knows what a menu bill looks like in 2017, but, you know, it’s the thought that counts):
"You see right here it says 'Gratuity' and none of us ordered that" pic.twitter.com/cqQCbtljef
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) April 27, 2017
5. (There were a lot of jokes about that):
"Okay, I don't know who ordered the gratuity" pic.twitter.com/BRx82K88Zm
— fox sin of greed ? (@EatMyHeartOut_) April 27, 2017
6. Or maybe she’s just arguing with the staff over what’s actually on the menu?
Beyoncé: Why is Lemonade not the first thing on the menu? pic.twitter.com/iPRfzpEvRT
— Jendall Kenner (@TheKendallD) April 27, 2017
7. Must be nice:
Bey: I want the fried chicken wings
Waitress: ma'am this is a seafood place
Bey: …..with hot sauce
Waitress: yes Ma'am, that'll be 20 min pic.twitter.com/bSzL3L9cQF
— Caysus (@iNon_Chalant) April 27, 2017
8. Really nice!
Waiter: We can't put…NECKBONES…in the… GREENS, you say.
Beyoncé: Yes you will and that right there that's changed to cornbread now. pic.twitter.com/DqNXY2RoSp
— Yadii In My Blood (@BlessedZvy) April 27, 2017
— Right Hand Arm, Man (@shaolinmonk_808) April 27, 2017
10. Isn’t it fun to imagine that bEyonce, like us, might worry about money from time to time?
"I only had an appetizer & a water…" pic.twitter.com/o3OqzVjAWv
— eric ✌? (@thetrillgent) April 26, 2017
11. My personal fav:
"I, as Beyoncé, will just have vegan icewater. The twins will have fried chicken, catfish nuggets, fries, mac & cheese, red beans & rice." pic.twitter.com/RoPc0mYcpJ
— dad (@animalfriespls) April 27, 2017
"change 'Beyonce' to 'Beyoncé' and give me my damn writing credit." pic.twitter.com/eKg9NDtemt
— niurka marcos stan (@synewaive) April 27, 2017
13. This one never gets old, somehow:
"Who is "Gratuity" and why am I paying for her food?" pic.twitter.com/UGGmZZMjo0
— Simple. Bold. Love. (@sawngbyrd28) April 27, 2017
14. Ah, yes:
Beyoncé: No, Blue has her own money. pic.twitter.com/0QAZ6oV83y
— Bishop Petty (@_KingBlack90) April 27, 2017
15. I mean. I’d be stressed, too:
This is the most pregnant picture of Beyoncé yet. She's ordering everything off the menu and making vv specific changes. Waiter stressed. pic.twitter.com/N2iTsGLWB8
— damita jo (@kiaspeaks) April 27, 2017
What do you think of this meme? Which ones is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!