On Instagram last night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discovered that her new apartment in D.C. has a monster living in the sink, which she later correctly determined to be a garbage disposal:

She then asked her followers for help on how it worked:

“This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before. Like what is a garbage disposal really for? Is it better or worse than throwing something in the garbage? More importantly why is it so loud and yelling at me?”

LOL. “This is terrifying”:

This is actually a pretty common reaction to a garbage disposal for those who don’t live in New York City as they were effectively banned until 1997. Well, it’s a pretty common reaction except for the monster part:

Many apartments are still without the device:

So, sure . . . there’s a reason AOC isn’t familiar with garbage disposals. But it’s a good reminder that the future of the Democratic party that wants to legislate everything from how we power our homes to what we eat has “never really been outside of NYC”:

***

Related: