Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE technology. If it wasn’t for apps like Zoom and HouseParty, who knows how we’d see our besties during this crazy time. That said, sometimes these online rendezvous’ go on far longer than they need to. It’s cute at first, but suddenly an hour has passed and your friend just won’t stop talking. Getting out of these situations is tricky. I mean, it’s not like you’re going anywhere, right? So what do you do? Well my friends, let us tell you!
Pretend Your Mom Is Calling
No matter what, everyone respects moms. If you explain that your mom is set to call, your pals will allow you to back out. Trust us, this one’s a fail-safe option!
At The Outset, Let Them Know Your Time Limit
If you’re upfront from the beginning, it’ll be easier to leave when you want. When you start the call, tell your friend that you have something in the oven, or you have some task to finish for your boss. Once they know you have things to do, they’ll let you go easy.
This Sounds Crazy, But Make The Calls More Regular
OK, here us out on this one. If you speak every day for ten minutes, then a longer call will seem less appealing as you will probably have run out of things to say. Small bite size chunks will also be less likely to result in technological exhaustion.
Get A Friend To Call You At A Certain Time
This is a great one. Why not ask another friend to ring you at a certain time. When your virtual date hears your phone buzz, they’ll realise you’re busy. If they get the hint, they’ll let you go to “return the call.”
Let your friends know that you’re really drained (maybe add a yawn for good measure). If they’re true friends, they’ll understand and let you get back to doing nothing. Most of the time, honesty really is the best policy.
Text Lizzy Vartanian