Need to get out of a tough situation? Food can help.

Have you ever been caught in an awkward situation and didn’t know how to get away? We’ve all been there. It can be difficult to escape once you’re stuck in an uncomfortable vortex of unpleasantness.

That’s why we devised 5 ways you can use food to get out of any situation.

Escape Route #1: 

Shove the closest edible thing in your mouth and feign a coughing fit. We suggest not actually choking, but if you’re that desperate, go for it.

Breakfast Club coughing

Why this works: The other person won’t be able to get a word in while you’re hacking up a lung and you can escape under the pretense that you need water.

Escape Route #2:

Pretend your stomach just growled and head to the closest eatery for a “snack.” We suggest running there to discourage anyone from following you.

Stomach Growl

Why this works: If you sprint away, the bringer of awkwardness should get the hint (at least for the moment). Warning: this tactic may not stop the persistent. If the person approaches you later, use another one of our handy strategies. One is bound to work.

Escape Route #3:

If you’re already eating, chew in an obnoxious manner. Leave your mouth open, smack your lips, do whatever it takes until they leave.

Chewing Amanda Bynes

Why this works: No one enjoys seeing someone else’s half-chewed food.

Theresa Disgusted

Escape Route #4: 

Sometimes you have to make an awkward situation even worse to make it go away. Try making strange comments to your food.

Robin want you inside me

Why this works: Isn’t it obvious?

Jack Sparrow Disgust

Escape Route #5:

Spill. A drink, food, on yourself, on someone else. Just spill.

Spill on others

Why this works: If someone spilled something on or near you, would you get up? Exactly.

Food is a great escape method, which is another reason why we love it so much. Try these tactics and let us know what happens! If you have other ideas, please share them. We food lovers have to stick together.

United we eat,

MainLine Munchies

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