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