Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shut the Front Door!




I know you guys have all been there: you're talking with someone, you feel like the conversation is wrapping up, you wait for a break in conversation... you spot your escape... and yet they. keep. talking.  And you feel bad, but you really want to walk away.  So you make noncommittal noises, like "mm" "yep" "uh huh" to draw the attention away from your glazed-over eyes. You even try one of these numbers "is that my phone? I think that's my phone" only to realize you're holding your phone and it is definitely not ringing. You throw in a couple of "well, it's great to see you...." hoping they'll get the hint.

They don't. They never do.




They're the type of person that you and friends/family/coworkers yell "omg! x is coming, it's YOUR turn! I talked to them last time!"

Now, we all wish we could tell these people to SHUT UP. But in reality, it's not always feasible - it's a friend or family member and you don't want to hurt their feelings or it's a coworker and you don't want to get in trouble. But I have a great solution for you and it doesn't cost a thing and you won't get in trouble. Here goes:



Take 5 seconds and whisper the name of the person you're thinking of.  I said WHISPER, you don't want their blabbermouth radar to pick up on it. And now picture them shutting a really big, heavy door. A bank vault, even.  And imagine that door is their mouth.  Ahhh, hear that? Silence.  Sweet, golden, delicious, silence. You're smiling now, aren't you? Good.  Keep that smile in place the next time they talk to you and keep picturing that door shut and you can survive any conversation they subject you to.  And if all else fails, you can picture that door shutting on their head.

You're welcome.

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8 comments:

  1. Haha I just picture a whole bunch of Chatty Cathys standing in a row with a garage door going down in front of them. Sweet bliss ;)

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  2. LOL!!! Love this. You are so right!! This happens to me on the phone a LOT, and I got cornered the other day by a woman who wanted to share miscarriage stories. ACK!!!!

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  3. I love this! I was just going through this with my mom 10 minutes ago! Sadly, I know that sometimes I do this too. It's so awkward to end a conversation. I'm just bad at it.

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  4. I have a few friends like this LOL

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  5. My husband and i always try to have a plan as soon as we're trying to avoid chatter boxes. But we always fail to follow through and out 5 minute trip to the store is extended to an hour. This was funny!
    thank you for liking up with Friday Chaos!
    -jesika

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  6. Ha ha ha I know several people like this!

    Mia from Messy Dirty Hair sent me.

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  7. Your blog is adorable and I am so excited to now be following you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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