16 Ways To Pretend You Were Totally Listening During A Boring Conversation!

"Yes. No. Maybe. Wait... what was the question again?"


1. Launch into an impromptu speech about the importance of friendship!

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By the time you've finished there's no way they'll remember what they were originally talking about.

2. Propose a toast to something like world peace!

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Everyone loves the clink sound that glasses make. Plus it looks so glamorous, who even needs a reason?

3. If possible, start crying!

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A few crocodile tears and everyone will think you're too sad to fully participate in the conversation.

4. When you're caught off-guard by a question just run away!

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It might be a good idea to join a gym to prepare for these moments.

5. If in doubt, hug it out!

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Press your body against theirs so they don't notice how little you care about what they're saying.

6. If they're in your house then send them away!

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It's the quickest way to get out of a boring conversation that's taking place at your own home.

7. Look confused but in a way that shows you were definitely listening!

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People love explaining things because they get to feel superior.

8. Spontaneously tell them some good news!

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Then you get to steal the conversation and talk about yourself for a few minutes.

9. Spontaneously tell them some bad news!

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Ditto.

10. When the other person goes to the bathroom, find somewhere to hide!

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You can make an excuse later. This is an emergency.

11. Invite them to take part in a staring competition!

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This game requires little to no conversation. It's win-win.

12. Say something vague and start to laugh!

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Laughter is infectious so they'll probably join in. Now you're best friends.

13. Just automatically say no to whatever they're asking!

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They're probably just looking for a favor, anyway. #Stress

14. Sip fancy wine and try to look like you're thinking about your youth.

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You were so young back then. Remember?

15. Distract them with a few compliments!

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Interrupt the conversation to praise their style/talent/future life plans. They definitely won't mind.

16. Just smile and nod!

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In the art of conversation this is the golden rule. Smile like your life depends on it.

Try all of these options and share your results in the comments!

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