"That awkward moment when you find a cucumber in the cinema after a session," wrote Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace on their Facebook page.
What was this person doing with a cucumber in a movie theater? Since the cuke was in one piece, we know it wasn't this:
Some skeptics thought this was a bizarre marketing ploy, but Alex Temesvari, the theater's Deputy General Manager, confirmed that it's real.
"Hand on my heart, it was actually found after our Student Night session of Fifty Shades on Monday night (actually by me!)," he told Mashable.
The photo created a stir on Facebook. Most people drew the same conclusion about the purpose of the cucumber, which led to the question: why is he handling it in the photo?? With no gloves on??
And as if this story isn't weird enough, there have been OTHER reported incidents of this nature.
This guy from Leeds, in the UK, found TWO cucumbers in the theater after a showing of the same movie:
Coincidence? I think not.
Also, this madness has been going on for some time, apparently. Because last year, when the original Fifty Shades of Grey came out, this happened:
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING???
Ladies (and/or gents because who really knows?!), I don't want to cuke-shame. Do whatever you want with a cucumber or any other vegetable or fruit in the privacy of your own home.
But movie theaters are public places. Please leave your cucumbers in the refrigerator drawer at home where you can keep pretending they're for a "salad."