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Beyoncé Demonstrates How to Give an Order and Still Look Good

Beyonce is giving you an order right now.
Beyonce is giving you an order right now.

Last night at the Tidal x 1020 red carpet, Beyoncé wore one of those dresses that was designed just to stand in: with a high slit that promises to expose the crotch, and a neckline so plunging you might as well write “Hi, Mom” on your nipples.

Naturally, her assistant — eager to assist — stepped in front of the cameras to help Beyoncé with a few adjustments. But this is Beyoncé; the physical world bends to her will; she needs no help keeping things from moving. Instead, she delivered a somewhat-withering “Stop it” without abandoning the cameras for a second. Her assistant quickly shuffled away.

Beyoncé is demonstrating a skill we should all master for those times we want to subtly express an aggressive need for someone to stop doing something annoying.

A quick how-to: Keep your eyes semi-vacant; do not make eye contact with your target. Nobody should know you are speaking to them. And finally, Do not stop smizing or smiling or clenching your teeth as you whisper-hiss your two-word demand — e.g., “Stop it,” or “Shut up,” or the all-important “Feed me.”

How to Give an Order and Still Look Good