What’s next, eating candy bars with a knife and fork?

(NYM) — The president made a pit stop at Deb’s Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, where he ordered a scoop of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream in a waffle cone, reports the Sioux City Journal. But what’s the deal here? If he wanted to eat with a spoon, he should have ordered ice cream in a cup. A Buzzfeed collection of images of Obama chomping on ice cream tells us that he doesn’t have sensitive teeth, which might have prompted him to use a spoon.

Why is he eating an ice cream cone with a spoon? My best guess, to avoid more pics like these (much to the chagrin of Andrew Sullivan):