Being stuck in traffic is bad enough—being stuck behind thousands of burning cans of Axe body spray is a hell we would wish on no one.
Unfortunately for Texas commuters though, that’s exactly what happened when a semi-trailer truck caught fire near Interstate 35 in Belton early Friday morning.
According to KCEN the truck caught fire shortly before 4am. Soon pressurized cans were rocketing all over the area.
Thankfully there were no injuries, but thousands of teenage boys were reportedly devastated after learning that they would have to resort to showering again.
Watch video of the incident here:
While commuters in Texas were less than thrilled, the internet could not have been happier.
The hate for Axe body spray is STRONG online.
— JediPancakes Ⓥ ??? (@Jedigrl99) September 3, 2018
With so many jokes and so little time people could hardly contain themselves, but soon they were roasting Axe body spray like a Texas truck fire.
Someone ought to check the pregnancy rates 6 months from now
— Elon's mini sub (@BoneSpurs2000) September 2, 2018
Years from now, people will drive that highway and silently wonder why that one stretch of it makes them feel douchy beyond words.
— SATIRE – SEVS / DFS (@SATIRE_SEVS_DFS) September 1, 2018
Hopefully, no one was injured, no one was uncontrollably turned on, and at least one newspaper headline refers to it as "The Axe-ident"
— KingOfPies (@RegalPastry) September 1, 2018
All middle schools in Texas are closed Tuesday
— kvn® (@kvn1423) September 2, 2018
I hope no one was hurt, or suddenly addicted to crossfit.
— Steve MacArthur (@Steve_MacArthur) September 3, 2018
Others however were very concerned for those caught in the contamination zone.
With any luck officials expect the area should habitable for humans again in just a few thousands years.
Hopes & prayers for all downwind…
— Jacqueline Toronto (@JacksDisarm) September 2, 2018
EVERYONE EVACUATE TEXAS IMMEDIATELY pic.twitter.com/KXw7Ue87Pn
— Da Queen (@rigossipstw) September 2, 2018
— Doppler Drift (@DriftContinent) September 2, 2018
— Alli (@alxplicit) September 2, 2018
— D1agram (@gazordroig) September 3, 2018
And when rumors surfaced that the fire might not have been an accident internet sleuths stopped joking and tried figuring out who could be behind such an attack.
— life in Calgary (@Calgaryguy5) September 2, 2018
UPDATE: The explosion has been ruled deliberate act, most likely carried out by a middle school teacher, who, quite frankly, had enough.
— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) September 2, 2018
I guess that's what happens when you arm teachers, they just take matters into their own hands
— daveyb (@daveblan0072) September 2, 2018
Try teaching high school with a room full of teen boys who don’t understand the concept of “too much”
— Brendan Gill (@scribeteach) September 2, 2018
All kidding aside though, after everyone was done cracking jokes things took on a more serious tone.
Many took the time to say a prayer for the victims of this unthinkable tragedy.
Middle school boys, guys with “nuts” on their 4wheeler hitch, guys in Affliction and Ed Hardy shirts… sorry for your loss. ?
— Larry Lovestein (@larrygetslost) September 2, 2018