|November 30, 2003|
Do you have a polite way of telling people their presence is no longer required?
I usually just ignore them until they go away.
I've adopted my brother's method of getting someone to phone my mobile with a message where I'm urgently needed somewhere.
More importantly, I've learned to endure boredom when there is no polite way to dismiss a person.
I guess I would if the situation warranted it.
I guess that is left in the opinion of the person whose presence is no longer required.
The exact words vary depending on circumstance but the essence is to imply that you wouldn't dream of wasting their time with you when they have other/more important/more interesting things to do.
no, I just either accept their presence or tell them to go away
Over the summer we visited a farm where they let kids make icecream. Rather than tell the kids their turn was over the staff told them to give their arms a rest. I guess this is the same as telling someone "I'll let you go."
Not really. Usually it is full of sarcasm and humor, so they either don't get it, or find it offensive.
It usually doesn't come up, but if it does, I guess I say something like, "Thank you for helping me. I know you time is important, so please go back to what you were doing before." Or aomething like that...
If it is someone who is chatty at work and I have stuff to do. I just say, I'd love to talk but I have this project due. I'll catch up with you later or talk to you at lunch.
if anyone knows please let me know. i am dealing with this exact situation
right now. my grandmother is here and has been here for almost 5 months
when she was supposed to only be here for like 4 weeks.