You and your friends have your own shorthand.
Two ear tugs while smiling at random bar guy: “He’s a dud. Save me.”
Swift kick under table: “Don’t make eye contact. Will collapse into giggles.”
Three-exclamation-point text while date hits bathroom: “This one has potential.”
To outsiders, your code may seem complicated. But it’s nothing compared to real shorthand (the stenographer kind) from Shorthand Press.
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Use a card to tell your friends how much you appreciate them.
They may be surprised to see you communicating via snail mail. But they’ll surely get the message loud and clear.
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