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Ways You Can End an Unwanted Conversation

By Denise Gotay
On February 17, 2012

Nothing screams out boredom more than being stuck in an unwanted conversation. The long awkward talks about some of the most weird, uninteresting topics anyone can have are time killers. How can anyone escape these dreaded unnecessary conversations?

 

Here's how:

 

4. Be Blunt

Say for example, you bump into someone at a party. You really have to go somewhere and yet you're stuck hanging with this person who seems to love talking about cats. Cats this and cats that, it's obvious this conversation will not go anywhere except on a trip to awkward town. You can stand there and listen to a half hour talk about why it's good for cats to lick themselves or  you can simply be blunt to the person and tell them to bug off.

 

3. Cause a Distraction

For the ones who think being blunt is brutal then there's another alternative. Make some sort of a distraction that will catch the talker off guard long enough for you to run away. Not only will your exit be smooth, you won't necessarily have to face the person to tell them goodbye. So for instance your cat loving person is talking about why cats should dominate the world, just cut them off and say "Look! A bald cat with braids!"

 

2. Make an Excuse

If the distraction doesn't work out like it planned then you can make up a good reasonable excuse to not be in the conversation at all. That way it makes it seem like you're actually busy and not being a prick. So if the uber cat loving person comes over and wants to talk about why cats actually prefer mice over tuna fish you can say "I'm sorry I have to take this phone call" or "Sorry I'll be back. My friend wants me to help her with the food."

 

1.   Make it Awkward

You know what people say, fight fire with fire, right? If all else fails your last hope is to make things awkward on purpose. That's right; make the conversation even more awkward up to the point where the person you're talking to actually leaves. That way, not only are you immediately relieved from the conversation, it's also pretty funny seeing other people react.


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