A professional, on stage in a comedy club, who suddenly understands there is no humor in our predicament, nowhere he can take us that is any more absurd than the facts, and walks off.
Oh, he had material ... Mexico building a wall to keep Americans out... Ivanka'sfirst act as president, pardoning her imprisoned daddy, children dying so the school cafeteria staff could return to work... but he saw that we had fallen beyond the reach of laughter. He was finished, a stand down comedian, and others would silently follow.
Lisndey: *whispers* I heard Becky fucked Isacc and got AIDS.
Surrounding basic bitches: oooooo
Becky: Bitch, you still talk loud as fuck when you whisper. Yo drunk ass snapchated me a photo of you suckin Samuel's dick.
Lisnday: that... That's not-
Becky: Bitch stand down.
"Parky, would you like this last dumpling?"
"No, please. You have it."
"Parky, I insist. Please eat it."
"I couldn't possibly take that last dumpling. Please, it's yours..." Ad nauseam.
WAITER: "Welp! It looks like we've got ourselves a Mexican Stand-Down!"
In times of war, exhausted combat soldiers requiring brief periods to rest and recover are removed from the field of combat to a place of relative safety and security. The military term, Stand Down, is used for such an action.