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For everyone who has never had to leave a phone call or meeting - there is a Southern phrase of much power

'Let me let you go'

It's polite, and gives the other person a feeling that they too wanted the meeting to stop. I was thrilled to have seen a meme somewhere that shared this gift with the world
so
I lost the meme, but there is the information.

@Cyborgneticz that is SUCH a power phrase. a friend of mine introduced me to "i'll let you get on" which i have used in so many phone calls i wanted to get out of.

@finn That is Really good and has the same energy.
It's so polite that no one notices you just want it to fucking end

@Cyborgneticz This is how my family starts the goodbye process on phone calls, it's great

@Cyborgneticz yep

"i'll give you your 15 minutes back" when ending a meeting early is a common refrain at work

"i'll let you get back to what you were doing" is a midwestern variation for phone calls

@starfall I love both of those.

Like the lil cultural sayings particular to a place to make it polite to leave make me so happy

@Cyborgneticz of course, that midwestern one is just the last sentence of the 5 minute dance that is both parties involved saying "i should let you go" and then continuing to talk

there's a reason phone calls with family take an hour even if there's nothing to say, heh

@Cyborgneticz One of the better phrases to avoid the 'no you hang up' problem

@Cyborgneticz my introverted midwest family always ends with "i'll let you go" or "i better let you go"

@Cyborgneticz @proto I'm not sure what a proper translation would be or if it's even culturally accurate, but in some of the Chinese shows I watch, someone will declare, "I will be the first one to leave." And then they leave 😂

@Cyborgneticz i didn’t realize this was southern but it really is the only place i regularly hear it! though i usually hear/say “i’ll let you go now”

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