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How can you politely get off the phone?

I have a friend that I really care about in another state but everytime she calls me I can't get her off the phone. What would be a polite way to get off the phone with her. I had to tell her 3 times today and she just kept talking!! Any suggestions?
Thank you


Asked by jesussaves58 at 4:08 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (9)
  • Not polite, but I say - OMG I have to pee. :)

    Answer by urkiddingright at 4:10 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Lol i just tell them my kids need me and I have to go, works every time.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 4:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • You might not want to lie but sometimes you really are busy. So politely say well I have laundry waiting or I love talking to you but let's finish this another time. You are not being rude but a busy mom!

    Answer by maggiebella25 at 4:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Just tell them your child is getting into something and you have to go. Or my favorite is "OH I'm sorry but my daughter just had an accident, I gotta get going"

    Answer by hornz102485 at 4:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Tell her your child(ren) need you, your SO is calling, you have an errand to run, or some variation!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • 1. Sorry hon, but I really have to go. I've been holding it forever and I'm going to explode!
    2. I'm late for an appointment, can we talk another time?
    3. Super busy today! I'll call you back later.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:11 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I certainly appreciate all of your answers lady but she knows all of my kids our out of the house, my husband work's as a Deputy Sheriff and I have even told her that he was working that night and was callling and I needed to talk to him in case he was hurt and she just kept talking!!!
    Thank you so very much ladies!!!

    Comment by jesussaves58 (original poster) at 4:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I just hang up then act like the call was dropped when i call back later.

    Sometimes before i hang up i act like there is a problem...Hello? Hello? Are you still there? Or i just hang up in the middle of a sentence.

    Childish? Perhaps. Effective? Totally.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:15 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • My hubs ex-step sis was like that-- once she got you on the phone that was it, she would not get the hint. Sometimes I would open the door and then ring my bell and say "gotta go, someones at the door".

    Answer by MizLee at 4:18 PM on Jul. 14, 2010