Legally Blonde, the ultimate chick flick. Despite its outwards appearance of being a silly comedy, it gave us some really valuable advice. Like to go for the career you want, DNGAF what people think of you and most importantly, "bend and snap". Yes, ladies, you know the drill. Elle Woods, the queen of getting what she wants.
Here are 15 real-life scenarios that "bend and snap" work in...
1. When you want something for free.
Literally anything. Coffee, a drink, a baby monkey. Ok maybe not the last example, but you never know, limber limbs can get you far.
2. If you need to get out of something.
The "bend and snap" has worked for many a lady trying to get out of a parking fine.
3. When you want to show off your new bra.
Agent Provocateur sale? Spent that money you were meant to be saving on a really cute but impractical bra? Feel like you need to make the purchase worth it. *Bend and Snap*.
4. To salvage an embarrassing situation.
If you have rather clumsy tendencies then you'll be all too familiar with dropping/spilling things in public, on a frequent basis. That cute guy in Pret just saw you drop your croissant? "Bend and snap" too dazzle him so that he'll forget all about the dropped pastry.
5. Picking anything up
Squats ain't cute. "Bend and snap" is cute. No need to expand on this one really...
6. To slay the haterz
That iconic moment when Elle won her case and exclaimed "The rules of haircare are simple and finite. Any Cosmo girl would have known". Now imagine that scene, followed by a sassy AF "bend and snap". It's a more original version of the hair flick.
7. First impressions
Elle taught us to remember "that first impressions are not always correct", but also that they are important. I like to walk into a room and "bend and snap". People will never forget you if you do that. (Only in social situations, please don't do this in an interview)
8. To get someone's attention
That hottie at the bar not noticing you? Whip out the "bend and snap" and you'll get their attention in no time.
9. Misread a situation
Said something superrrrrr awkward? Like that you hate crocs to then notice the person you're talking to is wearing said offending item. Get out of the situation by bending and snapping. It'll relieve the tension.
10. To prove you still got 'it'
Reese Witherspoon (moment of appreciation for the mega babe) took to Instagram to celebrate Legally Blonde's 15th anniversary. She didn't disappoint, Reese shared a video of her doing the "bend and snap". It was amazing. It's a good move to whip out when you get a little bit older, just to show people that sass has no age limit.
11. As a departing FU
Quit your job? Trying your hardest to restrain from throwing all the papers on your desk up in the air on your last day? The "bend and snap" is the perfect alternative. Seemingly innocent, but also a great way to remind your colleagues how fab you are and what they're going to be missing.
12. Seeing your ex
The dreaded moment of bumping into the ex. As much as you want to literally run away/drop and roll/crawl out of the situation, it isn't socially acceptable. You know what is socially acceptable? Yup, bending and snapping. You'll walk away feeling proud that you resisted the urge to punch said ex, and they'll leave in pieces because your "bend and snap" was so fierce.
13. As an ode to Legally Blonde's anniversary
The "bend and snap" scene is one of the most surreal moments in film history. Weird but wonderful. On this splendid day, the film's 15th birthday, whip out the move as a little thanks to Elle.
14. When you're sh*t at dancing
Two left feet? Just "bend and snap" in continual repetitions, it actually turns out to be quite a good little jig.
15. Because you want to
Ok, so the "bend and snap" might not actually be appropriate in most real life situations but who cares? Not us.
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Video Credit: Same Wintersgill YouTube
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