How do you do it? I can never find a polite way of ending a conversation with someone.
How do you end a conversation with someone politely?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/29/2013|
I use the phrase, "I'll let you go," implying I'm the one keeping the other person from something important. Other versions include, "let me let you go" and such.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/26/2013|
"I don't want to keep you." Sure.
Also: "It's been nice talking to you." Bye
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/26/2013|
How about "I'm sorry to interrupt,but we'll have to end this now" ???
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/26/2013|
it was a pleasure, and till the next time
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/26/2013|
Fuck off, OP troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/26/2013|
You'll have to excuse me, I have explosive diarrhea.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/26/2013|
"Well, I need to let you go. Talk to you later"
If on the phone
If in person.
"I need to get a drink" OR say you need to speak to someone else if you're in a crowded place and know other people
OR just say
Well, I will let you get on with your day, etc)
When in doubt, always direct your ending comment at the other person.. meaning you're going to let them move on... Always works
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/26/2013|
See you around?
Talk to you later?
WTF OP, what are you a caevman?!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/26/2013|
Laugh, nod, turn your attention to your phone and start texting.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/26/2013|
Not exactly polite, but I usually bring up Lena Dunham. That often does the trick.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/26/2013|
I hate to cut you off, my dryer is buzzing.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/26/2013|
Just tell them you have an incoming call from someone you like better.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/26/2013|
I knew a woman who would do this when she got tired of talking to a neighbor lady. She'd move the switchhook up and down while saying "Hello, hello," adding "the son of a bitch hung up on me." Then she'd slam the handset down. If the woman called back, she wouldn't answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/26/2013|
"You're boring me."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/26/2013|
You say in an insistent voice, "It's time this conversation has come to an end!," and then you slam your telephone down into the receiver.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/26/2013|
Punch and delete.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/26/2013|
I got into a friendly enough discussion with my neighbor the other day. It degraded into a lecture about the In's and out's of roofing (his profession) twenty minutes into it I just don't know what to do. I can't absorb any more information about gutters than I already have so I said " you know speaking of rain....eh ....eh.... I got to go" and walked away. I still feel a little bad about that
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/26/2013|
End a conversation on the phone?
I need to take the dog out.
I need to go to the laundry room.
I have to get the casserole in the oven.
I have therapy.
I'm late for my AA meeting.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/26/2013|
Just place your hands over your ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/26/2013|
"Gotta go. My partner just fell out the window".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/26/2013|
With tears and a journey.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/26/2013|
I have a friend you cannot get off the phone. So I only answer her calls when I know I have a half- hour to spare. And that's a short conversation with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/26/2013|
Now is the usual time for my fleet enema, thank you
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/26/2013|
Hey it was good catching up with you. Take care.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/26/2013|
OK, I'm done with you.
You may go now.
This conversation is over.
I need you to leave now.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/26/2013|
A wonderful friend, happened to be a rc nun who taught college students speech/drama, and gay men self-love/respect, ended conversations (in her office) with the sweet offer "would you care for a mint before you go."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/26/2013|
Do you like the person or not?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/26/2013|
We have a very annoying colleague at work.
Today my co-worker mentioned pay, and he left immediately. Another topic that works with this guy is anything to do with his computer at work. He is computer-illiterate and gets very nervous whenever we mention the COMPUTER - and usually leaves.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/27/2013|
"I think we'll leave it there for today."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/27/2013|
I have a coworker who can trap you for awhile. I'll usually stand up and grab my coffee cup or water bottle to indicate I'm going to the staff room, or I'll say I have to go to the bathroom. I'll, basically, do anything that gets me out of the office. I love it when the phone rings when she comes it, but the damn thing never rings when she comes around.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/27/2013|
Pretend to faint.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/27/2013|
Saw an item in a catalogue which you could click to make it sound like Call Waiting tripped. Good excuse to say good bye.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/27/2013|
This is the funniest thread we've had in a long time. Thank you, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/27/2013|
On the phone
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/27/2013|
Would you excuse me? I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/27/2013|
Well, it has been a pleasure but I know how busy you are. Have a great day!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/28/2013|
Just leave without saying anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/28/2013|
Well, this has all been very lovely, but surely you must rest your fine vocal chords now.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/28/2013|
You say, "You're boring me, stop being that way."
You could say, "Thank you for talking with me, I was afraid to kill myself, now I'm looking forward to it."
"if I told you, you talk to much, you probably would never speak to me again. I can't think of anything that would give me greater joy."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/29/2013|
I always tell my dad I have to pee. He calls me about 14 times a day. Yesterday, he sat on my porch ringing my bell for 5 hours. When I do answer the phone, he screams for about 3.5 hours about all the horrible things the people involved with the imaginary conspiracy have done to him. Yesterday, he only left 7 voicemails in between the five hours of ringing my doorbell.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/29/2013|