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    The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    What is the proper way to say goodbye over the phone? I mean, when the person whom you are talking to just keeps on speaking but you really need to say goodbye because you have no time left. I think it is rude to cut him off. I don't know what to do.


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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    Ooooh - lot's of ways!

    If you are in the office: "Oh, I'm so sorry, my boss has just appeared and needs to talk to me urgently. I'll call you back when I can. Goodbye."

    If you are at home: "My goodness, there's someone at the door. I must go."

    "Sorry, xxxx, I must go - there is something burning in the kitchen"

    If you are on a mobile phone in the street, switch it off - he is not to know if you are in a black spot (no radio rception) or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Ooooh - lot's of ways!

    If you are in the office: "Oh, I'm so sorry, my boss has just appeared and needs to talk to me urgently. I'll call you back when I can. Goodbye."

    If you are at home: "My goodness, there's someone at the door. I must go."

    "Sorry, xxxx, I must go - there is something burning in the kitchen"

    If you are on a mobile phone in the street, switch it off - he is not to know if you are in a black spot (no radio rception) or not.
    But Anglika all these ways are not true .The speaker can think that you lie


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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    I mean, when you are having a formal conversation, how do you end it?
    How can you formally end a conversation that won't offend the person you are talking to.


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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    If you don't like the social lie, then be direct. "I am so sorry, it has been most interesting to talk with you but I must get on - I have a great deal to do."

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    Smile Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    If you don't like the social lie, then be direct. "I am so sorry, it has been most interesting to talk with you but I must get on - I have a great deal to do."
    This one is good
    Thank you

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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    This one is good
    Thank you
    Be honest! If you think you have no time left to talk with him then why not say so.

    "It's been nice talking with you but I need to do something else, goodbye."


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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    Okay , thanks. I guess I just have to interrupt him and speak honestly.

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    Re: The proper way to say goodbye over the phone

    Quote Originally Posted by mary joe View Post
    Okay , thanks. I guess I just have to interrupt him and speak honestly.
    That's what I would be doing if I were you!

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