The only thing worse than getting stuck in an embarrassing predicament is having to explain it to everyone you see. After the fifth time running through the same explanation, it's enough to make you wish you had a sign so people would just stop bothering you about it.

That's why those friends who get us are so precious. Even if we're doing something weird, it only takes a knowing look from us before they start trying to figure it out for themselves. And even if we don't know what we're doing, they'll just smile and shake their heads.

So instead of struggling through another explanation, let's celebrate those times when silence was golden. 

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1. Of course, we know this double life goes deeper than just Snapchat. I think my voice even sounds different when I talk to my crushes.

1. Of course, we know this double life goes deeper than just Snapchat. I think my voice even sounds different when I talk to my crushes.
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But when you've found someone who makes both of these modes feel natural, that's when you've found bae. 

They've gotta be out there somewhere, right?

2. As we've discussed, nothing makes you crave silence like having to answer the same questions over and over again.

2. As we've discussed, nothing makes you crave silence like having to answer the same questions over and over again.
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I know I said that a sign would help people get the picture, but this guy has a much better idea. Why lug a sign around when some handy business cards will do the same job?

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3. And then there are those times where we simply can't talk. At least not if we don't want the enemy to know our next move.

3. And then there are those times where we simply can't talk. At least not if we don't want the enemy to know our next move.
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I wish I could remember what exactly made mall Santas the enemy when we were really little, but that suspicion was real. 

4. Our beef might never get this intense, but I'd be lying if I said there weren't people who could change my whole mood on a dime.

4. Our beef might never get this intense, but I'd be lying if I said there weren't people who could change my whole mood on a dime.
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Like, one minute I'm laughing and joking with my friends, and the next my mouth is closed about as tightly as it can go and I'm staring somebody down. 

Maybe one of these days, I'll stare so hard that my eyes will actually shoot lasers, but no such luck so far.

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5. My favorite thing about this is when Dad gets excited and pulls that whole "yeah, that's so great" act like he was just waiting to see your reaction. 

I'll admit it's a pretty slick way to cover up his own genuine surprise at what Mom got you, but it doesn't take too many Christmases before we figure it out. 

I guess it's like the old "quarter behind the ear" trick that way.

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