AEE 462: How to Get Out the Door When Your Doorman Wants to Chat in English

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How do you avoid getting into a conversation when you run into someone who wants to talk?

What do you say in that moment to make sure the connection stays strong?

Find out today.

Depending on what you say in this situation you could ruin or strengthen the connection between you and the person.

 

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Where else could this happen?

  • Local store, grocery store
  • Hair dresser
  • Running into a friend
  • With a colleague at the end of the workday but you are on your way to a class
  • On the street and you’re in a rush

 

What should we think about?

  • Don’t offend the person
  • Don’t make them think that you don’t want to talk about them
  • You don’t need to say where you’re going, what you’re doing

 

What can you say?

  • “Hey I wish I could chat but I have to run (I gotta) run”
  • “Sorry I’m in a rush/hurry. I have to get going.
  • “Sorry I’m on my way to ____.”
  • “I’m really pressed for time today.”

 

 

What phrases do you use to not get caught in a conversation?

Let us know in the comments below.

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