September 24, 2012
On ending a phone call
Why is it so difficult to say good-bye on the phone?
That's a question I've been asking myself for many, many years.
I've finally figured out the problem and, as is so often the case, the solution presented itself instantly once the problem was clarified.
The problem: the person with whom you're speaking says something to the effect of "Well, I have to do this, that, or the other."
Old joe: Back and forth we go for a few minutes, not willing to just end the conversation for whatever reason.
New joe: "Good-bye." Click.
Try it, you'll love it.
The person you're speaking with might not but hey, remember, they're the one who made the noises about having to go.
September 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM | Permalink
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Oh man, I wrote the greatest comment, it even made me laugh. Didn't make the cut.
Hey - must be the comment version of ending the call. Good idea!
Posted by: Flautist | Sep 24, 2012 7:53:22 PM
I always say (honestly),
"Well, this conversation isn't going anywhere, so I'll see ya".
Posted by: JoePeach | Sep 24, 2012 6:02:26 PM
Phone call throwdown! Excitement!
Posted by: bookofjoe | Sep 24, 2012 5:22:03 PM
Let's give away the family secrets. My mother taught how to bail on a call that won't end by hanging up while I'm speaking. The person on the other end assumes that I was cut off.
OK, Joe the next call we'll see who ends the call first.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 24, 2012 5:13:54 PM
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