'How to Dad' sparks fierce online debate over his cutlery drawer layout

Must See 20/04/2020

An age-old debate has reared its ugly head again after a Kiwi social media star laid down the law on cutlery drawers.

Parenting blogger Jordan Watson, known online as 'How to Dad', posted an image of his cutlery drawer on Facebook on Friday, writing that anyone who didn't follow his configuration "had to go''. 

"Don't be an animal - it's knives, then forks, then spoons. There is no other way #cutlerychat," he captioned the post. 

In an additional comment he explained his justification, writing: "In most households knives are always used more and thus should be first in line - roaring to go."

The post quickly racked up over 11,000 likes and 10,000, with commenters passionately debating the layout in the comments. 

Many disagreed with Watson's sentiments. 

"Forks, Knives and Spoons - just like you'd lay them out when setting the table," wrote one woman in the most popular comment, which garnered almost 2000 likes.

"And what about [us] left handlers? Are we nothing to you?" Watson challenged the comment, revealing his left-handedness might contribute to his favourite configuration. 

Other commenters agreed with the woman. 

"Omg some crazy person does this at my work! However I also disagree with you. It's forks, knives, spoons," wrote one person. 

"This is all wrong and is messing with my head. Forks / knives / spoons," wrote another.

How is your cutlery drawer laid out?