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How do you know when it’s time to go?

Topic #289:

How do you know when it’s time to go? Like at a party or when you meet a friend for coffee?

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  1. Ha! So the title and started thinking along the lines of..God, and death..zombies and ghouls..lol
    I usually know its time to leave when I get all fidgety or when everyone is staring at each other with glazed eyes and keeping quiet!
    If its a party..usually when I can’t stand up straight any longer..LOL

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    1. yea I agree, they should also have a delete comment option. Too bad they don’t. At a party I usually go when I’m having difficulty standing, but if I am out with friends then I usually leave if it just starts getting uncomfortable. Like no one know what else to say 🙂

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  2. For a party? When you accidentally(?) walked in to someone in the toilet and you still insist on using it by making a random excuse.

    Coffee with a friend? After two hours or so … easy as that …

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  3. I usually decide in advance when I’ll leave. Hour and a half for coffee or lunch with a friend, 3 hours for a party, unless it’s rockin’, in which case I’ll stay until the host says “Get the hell out.”

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  4. I know it’s time to go when one of three things happen: my companion needs to go, or I have an appointment, or there is nothing more to be gained, in the most spiritual sense of the word, from the interaction. For either of you.

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  5. It’s time to go when it takes effort to start something new. A good party develops on its own without anybody really trying to initiate an activity for everybody to join. It just happens on its own.

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  6. Foot tapping, nervous tics and eye twitching are usually signs that I might have overstayed my visit. Conversations that hang in mid-air while you await a response, and eye rolls if you pose another question are also great cues to get the heck out of there and head home. (Actually, I make a habit to arrive late and leave early so that I don’t commit any of these offenses.)

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