Angela Merkel Rolling Her Eyes at Putin Is the Perfect GIF You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Attention, please: Eye-rolling 101 is officially in session. Your teacher today is none other than German chancellor Angela Merkel, who appears to have the ocular move down pat. Chancellor Merkel demonstrated her skills today while speaking with Russian president Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

It’s unclear exactly what the two world leaders were discussing, which means we can’t know for certain what Merkel meant by her eye-roll. Perhaps she’d had enough of whatever Putin was yapping about and sent her eyes skyward in hopes of shutting him up. (“Okay, Angela: So a priest, a rabbi, and a duck walk into a bar …”) Or, maybe, it was an emphatic agreement with something the Russian had just said. (“The coffee at this shindig is terrible this year!”) Either way, takes notes on her form — the brow raise, the chin lift, the slight gulp at the end — and study up. If you’re going to roll your eyes, this is the way to do it.

Angela Merkel Shows Putin Her Eye-Rolling Prowess