Karen Belz
Updated Sep 06, 2016 @ 2:02 pm
Credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-eggs-85080/

It’s always a little alarming when we realize — gasp! — we might have been doing something wrong for years. Brought to you in the case of “right v. wrong” is this carton of eggs. Now, you probably have eggs in your fridge as we speak. And before now, you might not have thought much about how they were arranged.

About two weeks ago, Susie Janzen posted a series of photos depicting all the ways eggs could be stored in their carton. The image’s caption read, “OCD People: You have four eggs left. Which one is right?”

…Did you just go into your kitchen and check your own carton? You’re not alone.

At the offices of Delish (and surely they know food) texts were sent back and forth between editors with photo proof that showcased personal cartons. As it turns out, a lot of people organize their eggs completely differently, and it’s something that we, as people, unknowingly feel passionate about. Whether or not there’s a “right way” or a “wrong way” has yet to fully be established.

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Is it important? Well, it’s as important as the “which way should toilet paper go” debate — while we all have our own preferences, and often stick by them, no harm is done with a few disorganized eggs. If anything, it makes you think a little bit about the things your brain and body do that you’re completely unaware of. Maybe you pick and choose eggs at random, or maybe you’re actually kind of strict about using your dozen in a right-to-left order.

No matter what, we can agree on one thing — no matter how they look in the carton, they taste pretty delicious scrambled.