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How to curtail long phone calls
How to curtail long phone calls
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Forget telemarketers—just try cutting off a long-winded relative.

You don’t mean to be rude, but sometimes there are just more important things to do.

Try these strategies for ending a call without hurting anyone’s feelings:

Open your front door and ring the doorbell, thereby alerting your gabby caller that a guest has just arrived.

Say the battery is dying on your mobile.

If things get really desperate, disconnect in the middle of your own sentence. The person on the other end of the line will assume there was a problem with the phone. Leave the phone off the hook for a while in case your talkative relative calls back.

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