Question of the day

good-byeDo you say “good bye” quickly, slowly or not at all?

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14 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    Depends whom I’m saying it to! With most people, it’s quick, as I tend to be a woman of few words except with close people. If I’m at my parents’ house, I usually start saying “I’m about to go” about an hour before I plan to leave, and then I usually don’t end up leaving for hours after that. That’s one of the challenges of having a big family – when everyone wants just a little of your time before you leave, it adds up to a lot. I do enjoy it, but it can be exhausting . . . .

  2. SKL says:

    That picture reminds me of my kids. Lately they are enamored with the whole “goodbye” thing and they say it well before anyone’s ready to go out the door (kinda like “don’t let the door hit ya”). They also say it if they are ready to start something new that they don’t need me for. “Bye, mom.” Hmph. I thought they were a little young for that.

  3. Gary says:

    I try to say it quickly because when I’m ready to go, I’m ready to go. However, it usually doesn’t turn out that way. If we are with friends or at my inlaws for example, after saying “goodbye” there is ALWAYS more chit chat that slows this process down to a crawl!!!! 😉

  4. Sue says:

    I guess I never thought about how I say it! Do you mean the actual goodbye or do you mean getting ready and out the door? That can take me awhile! I’ll say one thing and then that leads to another and the next thing you know, 10 min have gone by and I’m still not gone!

  5. Just a Mom says:

    I say it quickly because if I am leaving I want to leave! My husband takes forever! The kids know if he is saying goodbye they have at least a half an hour!

  6. nikki says:

    Hmmm not sure I guess it depends on who I’m saying good bye to. If I’m really “ready” to leave or not. I never say bye and rush out the door. I do try to make them feel like I enjoyed their company. We have one friend in particular that takes him an hour to leave, that drives me nuts if we’re trying to go to bed. We literally have to start getting into bed for him to actually leave!
    One of my nieces (by heart) doesn’t like when I say good bye, she always says, “No, I’ll see you later” Good bye is so definite to her.

  7. Doraz says:

    Well, I guess it depends on the company I am with. I am always friendly whenever I go out to the local shopkeepers. I usually just say thank you and good bye to them because I am in a hurry to go on my next errand. If it is someone who is invited to my house, I say good bye when they are ready to go. Since I am Italian, that is the customary 1 hour exits! If I am invited to someone’s house and I can see they are in a hurry to get back to “their space,” I usually make it quick!

  8. Joy says:

    I hate good bye’s and generally say something like “drive safe, see you later.”

  9. Morocco says:

    It depends on the situation and the person.

  10. SKL says:

    These responses are encouraging. I thought my family was the only one that says “bye” forever.

  11. SKL says:

    I didn’t mean “bye forever,” I mean takes forever to say “bye.”

  12. Tessa says:

    Joy, I hate goodbyes too! I still love your blog and like to go back to these old ones I missed when I have time. Your questions and writings are great! I love when Nikki, Jason, or Sue write too. Keep up the great work.

  13. Tessa says:

    I say it quickly to respect the person who wants to end the convo or if I need to go and Eric takes forever once we decide to leave somewhere or say goodbye on the phone!

  14. Joy says:

    It’s good to see you here Tessa. You are MORE than welcome to join in. Yes, Jason surprised me with that post yesterday. I was very touched.

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