We've all been there: you're at a party and you've been cornered by someone you absolutely don't want to talk to. Maybe they're suffering from halitosis and the smell is killing you. Perhaps they don't know how to shut up, and are unable to pick up your obviously disinterested social cues. No matter the details, we've all been socially cornered and itching for a smooth escape plan. So, when the Reddit user AmberBrooks35 posted a prompt question about this very dynamic, the thread immediately exploded with answers.
Her prompt read:
"You're at a party and find yourself stuck in a conversation with someone you don't especially want to talk to about something you'd really rather not be talking about. What's your best quick escape line or move?"
Unsurprisingly, Reddit had a lot of creative exit strategies for boring conversations.
Some tactics danced on the line of threatening your conversation partner.
The thread included some tried and true methods.
While others elaborated on the classic bathroom break move.
There were absurd trolling answers.
As well as some high drama.
One Reddit user went in-depth on the "Midwestern Escape" which essentially weaponizes politeness to escape a conversation.
One commenter used diabetes as an excuse.
I mean, if they actually have it then it's valid.
Arguably the best escape plan went full meta.
The next time you find yourself cornered at a party, just remember, this thread is here for you with plenty of hot escape tips.
That dog is all of us.