11 ways your phone helps you out of awkward situations

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 13 Feb 2015

Remember what life was like 10 years ago, when we had to make up weird non-Internet memes like “awkward turtle” in uncomfortable situations? ll, we no longer need awkward turtle, because now we have smartphones.

Sure, smartphones may be making us more socially awkward in the long run, but they’re also helping us escape awkward situations with finesse. ich means we’re actually getting smoother. Or, well, “smoother” at picking up our phones making up excuses about important texts emergency phone calls life-or-death sports scores, so we don’t have to look you in the eye. It’s the same thing, right?

en you’re waiting for a friend

Instead of staring longingly at your cup of coffee like a loser who obviously has no friends, you take a peek at your Twitter feed.

“Oh, I’m not waiting for anyone…I’m managing my social media profiles like a boss. ile sitting alone. In this booth. Yeah.”

en somebody’s hitting on you

It’s not that I’m not interested in you, it’s just I’m more interested in this new creature I discovered for my bestiary in Evolve: Hunters Quest. (But also, I’m not interested in you.)

en it’s your boss’s birthday

Happy birthday to the best boss ever! I definitely didn’t need a Calendar notification to remember it was your birthday!

en you’re late

Thanks to smartphones, being late is basically a non-issue. After all, if you text someone tell them you’re going to be late, are you really late? Or do you arrive exactly as (re)scheduled?

en you need to win an argument

Before the portable Internet in your pocket, the person who yelled the loudest won the argument. st like on 24-hour news programs. But now that the sum of all human knowledge is at your fingertips 24/7, you can just look it up.

en you’re lost

thelist how did i get here dorothy

No need to ask someone awkwardly for directions, or even admit you’re lost. st pull out Maps you’re set (sort of – unless you’re this woman).

en you’re about to get a traffic ticket

Instead of fumbling through your glove box for your registration while you try to sound casual without admitting blame…now you can avoid traffic tickets altogether, thanks to apps like ze.

en you totally forgot to sign that contract that’s due…today

Yep, you left that super important document on your desk at work, it’s the weekend, your lawyer needs it, signed right now. ll, you can do that on your smartphone with an app like DocuSign. Crisis averted!

en your date goes to the bathroom

Instead of being alone with your thoughts like a normal person, why not take this chance to them look through their Spring Break 2010 photo album on Facebook?

en your date won’t go to the bathroom

You really wish they’d just leave or…something, because this conversation is so weird boring full of awkward silences. Hang on a sec, phone to the rescue with a fake call app like Fake Call (or you can just pick up your phone look at it so you don’t have to look at their face any longer).

en you don’t have a date

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at better way to celebrate your datelessness than by looking up forever alone memes on your smartphone?