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How do you end a conversation with someone politely?

How do you do it? I can never find a polite way of ending a conversation with someone.

by Anonymousreply 4203/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 103/26/2013

"I don't want to keep you." Sure.

Also: "It's been nice talking to you." Bye

by Anonymousreply 203/26/2013

How about "I'm sorry to interrupt,but we'll have to end this now" ???

by Anonymousreply 303/26/2013

it was a pleasure, and till the next time

by Anonymousreply 403/26/2013

Fuck off, OP troll.

by Anonymousreply 503/26/2013

You'll have to excuse me, I have explosive diarrhea.

by Anonymousreply 603/26/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 703/26/2013

See you around?

Talk to you later?

WTF OP, what are you a caevman?!

by Anonymousreply 803/26/2013

Laugh, nod, turn your attention to your phone and start texting.

by Anonymousreply 903/26/2013

Not exactly polite, but I usually bring up Lena Dunham. That often does the trick.

by Anonymousreply 1003/26/2013

I hate to cut you off, my dryer is buzzing.

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013

Just tell them you have an incoming call from someone you like better.

by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013

"You're boring me."

by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1503/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013

Punch and delete.

by Anonymousreply 1703/26/2013

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 I got to go" and walked away. I still feel a little bad about that

by Anonymousreply 1803/26/2013

lol 16

by Anonymousreply 1903/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2003/26/2013

Just place your hands over your ears.

by Anonymousreply 2103/26/2013

"Gotta go. My partner just fell out the window".

by Anonymousreply 2203/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2403/26/2013

Now is the usual time for my fleet enema, thank you

by Anonymousreply 2503/26/2013

Hey it was good catching up with you. Take care.

by Anonymousreply 2603/26/2013

OK, I'm done with you.

You may go now.

This conversation is over.

I need you to leave now.

by Anonymousreply 2703/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2803/26/2013

Do you like the person or not?

by Anonymousreply 2903/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3003/27/2013

"I think we'll leave it there for today."

by Anonymousreply 3103/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3203/27/2013

Pretend to faint.

by Anonymousreply 3303/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3403/27/2013

This is the funniest thread we've had in a long time. Thank you, OP!

by Anonymousreply 3503/27/2013

On the phone


In person


by Anonymousreply 3603/27/2013

Would you excuse me? I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood.

by Anonymousreply 3703/27/2013

Well, it has been a pleasure but I know how busy you are. Have a great day!

by Anonymousreply 3803/29/2013

Just leave without saying anything.

by Anonymousreply 3903/29/2013

Well, this has all been very lovely, but surely you must rest your fine vocal chords now.

by Anonymousreply 4003/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4103/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4203/29/2013
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