Listen, I like Chopsticks as much as the next person. I love Japanese culture. But let’s break this down.

Okay, so it’s thousands of years ago, and the Japanese people have easy access to Rice. So they think to themselves, so our main staple of food are the tiniest particles ever in the history of planet Earth; let’s create a utensil for eating that would pick up the tiny particles in the least efficient manner.

Think about it. Chopsticks and tiny rice are the worst matchup ever. If they found each other on Tinder, neither would swipe right. A spoon would be a more appropriate match for tiny rice.

Or ginormous rice, like if each particle of rice was as large as a donut. Then chopsticks would make sense.

You’re welcome, Japan.