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12 Reasons Samantha Baker From “Sixteen Candles” Is All Of Us

Who wasn’t just like Samantha Baker in high school?

1. She knows the horrifying, consuming slight that is someone forgetting your birthday.

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Wait. I don’t see a comment from my best friend. Did she really not leave me a Facebook comment on my birthday?!

2. Unrequited love. Girl gets it.

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If I just wish hard enough something will happen, right?

3. She’s familiar with the struggle that is getting ready in the morning.

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Can I pull this off?

4. Sam tells it like it is.

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And she hasn’t even hit her twenties.

5. She’s human. She breaks down every once in a while.

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6. But she pulls herself back together, if only to practice grand romantic gestures.

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Who could blame her — have you seen Jake Ryan?

7. Being scammed on by guys you’re not into? Sam’s been there.

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Dude, pay attention to body language. Not interested.

8. She has no shame in expressing her emotions.

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9. And is more than familiar with cringe-worthy moments in front of her crush.

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“I can’t believe I was such a jerk.”

10. She’s self-aware.

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Everyone needs to vent sometimes.

11. Sam rises above her crazy family.

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We’ve all got one.

12. And, like all of us, sometimes she loses her cool.

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“Mom saw your Facebook photos.”

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