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24 people share the best excuses to end phone conversations now that we have nowhere to go.

24 people share the best excuses to end phone conversations now that we have nowhere to go.

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Now that we're all in quarantine, video calls and phone calls are becoming the top form of communication...

Before the quarantine, if someone called me, I threw the phone across the room and then texted them a, "did you call me?" thirty seconds later. Now, every phone call has become a FaceTime or Zoom meeting which is a special form of punishment. Virtual birthday parties, Zoom happy hours, video work meetings, and online classrooms have been the most social interaction most of us have been able to have over the last month.

However, a new social problem has come into play. If someone asks if you're free for a virtual event, can you really come up with an excuse to get out of it? Everyone knows most of us don't have plans since we can't leave our homes. "Sorry I can't attend your Zoom Yoga class, I'm going to be staring at my phone for ten hours." If you're already on a phone call or video chat, is there ever a definite ending to the conversation when nobody has anywhere to be or anywhere to go? Turns out, virtual social anxiety is very real...

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