Telephone Etiquette

I don’t know if you ever have to have conversations with people you dislike, or if people on the other end ever say anything that you find say, utterly annoying, but here’s what I do to cope with this unpleasant situation:

1) Hang up (only in extreme cases, but sometimes it’s not an option.)
2) Hold the receiver up to the air
3) Put the phone in the refrigerator (only works with a cordless)
4) Pretend the connection is bad and promise to call them right back, and of course, never do (requires nerves of steel. Only did it once with great success but enormous guilt.)

When you practice #2 and #3, the person is usually almost always still talking and hasn’t noticed your absence at all. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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