Verbal escape hatch
We’ve all been in this situation a thousand times. An old friend (or frenemy) bumps into you on the street, and you’re instantly forced into engaging in some type of conversation, the type of conversation in which you both really have nothing to say because you have nothing in common anymore—and you’d rather be anywhere else, even at the dentist.
With that in mind, we’ve got 10 exquisite Dictionary.com excuses to use when you find yourself in this predicament. A verbal escape hatch, if you will.