Blowing out birthday candles should not be this complicated.
Most us have experienced how awkward the office sing-song can be when someone's birthday comes around.
Well, former American presidential nominee Mitt Romney made the situation a whole lot more awkward on his birthday.
The Utah Senator was presented with a cake made of Twinkies and surprised everyone with his unusual way of blowing out the candles.
My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack—twinkies! Looking forward to all this year has in store. pic.twitter.com/lQfyIrQ9Qe
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 12, 2019
As expected, many were quick to comment on his unusual ways.
This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I’ve ever witnessed. Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude. pic.twitter.com/kLGuJawDpv
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) March 12, 2019
How do you not know how to blow out candles? It’s distressing, Mitt.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 12, 2019
However, some people pointed out he may be doing it this way for hygiene reasons.
Unpopular opinion: this is the * BEST * and most sanitary way to blow out candles. Never could understand why it's socially acceptable to bless a cake with your lung germs before everyone dives in https://t.co/OXL8P6pof7
— Tim Evko ✞ 🇺🇸 (@Tevko) March 12, 2019
Whatever his reasoning, the silence as he picks each birthday candle off is unbearable.