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How do you (politely)end a conversation when someone won't stop talking?   

#managing time #ending a meeting on time


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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 26 Feb. 2022


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Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Posted 26 Feb. 2022

Well, if i have my phone with me, that is usually my savior! I would pretend to pick up a call and go. Otherwise, i would try to make final remarks, just hoping that the guy would understand. Alternatively, you can tell him or her that you are late for an appointment and rush out. 

But if it is a friend that you care about, it is good to tell them the truth. It is better to hurt them with the truth than keeping quite. They will end up being ignored by many other people. It is better to let them know that their talking is bothering others.

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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 01 Mar. 2022

Great take. Thanks for sharing.


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Osheen Sharma
@Osheen.Sharma · Posted 27 Feb. 2022

If it's someone I like and I have time to spare I just let them finish and then politely excuse myself. If it's someone I don't care about as such, I make and excuse and leave. I honestly don't have it in me to look anyone in the eye and ask them to shut up so these are my only two options.

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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 01 Mar. 2022

Great response. Thank you for your answer


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 28 Feb. 2022

The nicest way to end a conversation in an honest way is to just say that you have other things to get to. Most people who want to end a conversation do have something else they need or want to put their attention on. Most people will understand and end the conversation. 

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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 01 Mar. 2022

Awesome. Thank you


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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Posted 28 Feb. 2022

"I'd love to hear more, but I'm afraid I can't afford more time than I already have. I will get back to you on this over a cup of coffee when time allows " This is for when you genuinely do enjoy talking to this particular person and would want to continue the conversation.

"I'm afraid I'll have to interrupt here, but I've got an appointment to go to."

"I'm sorry to interrupt, but I have got to go catch a bus, taxi, or reach somewhere."

Or you can simply answer them with "I've got to get back to work now." Smile, and leave.

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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 01 Mar. 2022

Tons of polite ways here to exit a conversation that is taking forever. I appreciate you sharing them.


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