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If it is for business I grin and bear it. Otherwise I ignore.10
This is a case where the first line is all you have to state. Some people don't believe what you text, email OR say via phone or in person. There is no need to repeat it. This is the one case where ghosting is appropriate. ANY response is encouragement to these dunderheads.11
I would tell them I’m not interested or I wouldn’t respond to their messages at all.11
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If its someone you dont know, ignore and if they continue to get irate over it then block.
if you have been talking but suddenly they said something you didn’t like or something just say ‘hey I didn’t appreciate what you said so im gonna have to stop talking to you.’ And then just stop talking to them. If they get upset or angry about it with you and pester you about it block em or defriend them.
the first instance is ok to ghost since you haven’t spoken, the 2nd is not ok to ghost unless they like send an unsolicited dick pic or something lol.10
Just be respectful and try not to cause any issues. If they're doing something that's an issue for you, then call it out in a non-dickish way and set a boundary. Most issues can be solved through communication. If they don't care, then it is what it is.10
Them: Hey how's it going?
Me: Who is this?
Them: Its me?
Me: I'll say to you what I say to telemarketers, please lose my number.22
your posts are still the best... lmfao14
Online I just ignore and if that doesn't work I block them. Of course, in the real world, it isn't that simple.31
It all depends on the reason. I know of one gal that I'd preach a whole sermon to on how fake she is if she ever forced the issue. But until that moment comes, I prefer to avoid her entirely.10
Stare into the middle distance, read the newspaper if possible. A female friend would blatantly stick her fingers in her ears when a guy we dislike spoke. He didn't pick up on it though.10
Text above is how I do it or just block. I got better things to do than argue, mom isn't excluded from this tactic I use10
We won’t get this far if I didn’t like talking to you. Instant block the moment I realize who it is.10
i'm gonna go out on a limb here and state a generalization. guys don't like talking or texting on the phone. it's a waste of time.10
I suddenly become very diligent in all the chores that I’ve been putting off. I just seem to have all the Time in the world now as long as I don’t have to talk to them..10
If it's a girl, I just say she's hot and she'll leave me alone. Works every time11
I tell them I don't want to talk to them anymore and block them. Unless they're a boss or something, then I just deal with it or get a new job.10
It would depend why I don't like talking to them. I try to treat everyone respect. But respect is a two way street.10
I find it in impossible and just ignore them and move on with life.10
Savage but also not savage. I rarely dont want to respond to people though10
I tend to ignore people I don't like. Why respond if you don't like the person?20
Certain people I silence on my phone. If they don't like it, I ask if they would preferred to be blocked?10
Go radio 📻 silent 🔕 on them and they'll hopefully get the message.11
I honestly had to do this way too much. Just say one of two things, 1: nothing until they get the point, two: Hey can we not talk? It's draining af10
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If you don't like talking to someone, it's important to be polite and respectful while also setting boundaries and communicating your needs. Here are a few potential responses to try:
- "I appreciate your interest, but I'm not really in the mood to talk right now. Maybe we can catch up later."
- "I'm sorry, but I have a lot on my plate right now and I don't have the time or energy for a conversation. Maybe we can talk another time."
- "I don't really feel comfortable discussing that with you. Let's change the subject."
- "I'm sorry, but I don't think we have much in common and I don't really enjoy our conversations. Maybe we can keep things polite and cordial, but I don't think we need to talk much."
Remember to be firm but respectful, and avoid being rude or dismissive. It's important to set boundaries and communicate your needs while also being considerate of the other person's feelings.
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