The one good thing about the lockdown is I no longer have to make excuses to avoid meeting my crazy friends. Although, honestly I miss those idiots now. However, self-quarantine hasn’t stopped them from troubling me via phone and video calls.
And, the sad part is I have no excuses to hang up on them now. What could I possibly say to cut the call? After all, I have nowhere to go and nothing to do. Not-so-surprisingly several other people around the globe are facing the same problem. Recently, actor-comedian Naomi Ekperigin raised the issue on how to end a boring phone conversation, reports Indian Express.
Have a look at her tweet:
How are we ending phone conversations now that we don't have anywhere to go?
— Naomi Ekperigin (@Blacktress) April 18, 2020
With our favorite excuse “Got to go! Talk to you later”, being invalid in the current situation, people came up with some hilarious alternative suggestions. From saying they have to walk their pets to attending an “online class”, have a look at what people say to end boring conversations.
cool thing about having a dog is you can just say “well I gotta go walk my dog”
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) April 18, 2020
“Just pulled dinner out of the oven” pic.twitter.com/HFSyvae868
— Ry ☀️ (@RyanneOConnor) April 18, 2020
"Okay, gotta go. My Zoom yoga class starts in 10 minutes."
— Paula-Caffe Latte Productions (@paulablum9) April 18, 2020
My 5 year old niece used to just say “I don’t want to be on the phone anymore” as she hit the red button.
— LoTwirls (@LoTwirls) April 18, 2020
I always say “My son has climbed the window/table I gotta go – call you back” which I don’t.
— Tanvir Sadiq (@tanvirsadiq) April 19, 2020
“Ok gonna go jump in the shower” meanwhile my shower is like pic.twitter.com/WUFS0sXJbh
— marcoandante🇵🇷 (@marcoandante) April 18, 2020
“Well, we’ve talked enough. Call me tomorrow if you like.” Has been working well for me. Also I’ve been getting lucky that my friends don’t charge their phones very well😅
— reshma (@animalmatter) April 18, 2020
I just start crying.
— Elle Maruska (they/them) (@ellle_em) April 19, 2020
“I don’t want to do this anymore but I love you”
— Normalize Bellies✨ (@sean_stronger) April 19, 2020
I’m about to hit this nap up but this was nice
— Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) April 19, 2020
And, one person raised the most important question:
Wait, you're talking to people on the phone?
— Travon Free (@Travon) April 19, 2020
Well, honestly, while I detest being on the phone for so long, it is the only thing keeping me sane these days. How about you? Tell us your excuse to end a boring call.