How'd you feel when you have to attend continuous phone calls while awaiting an important call?Talking to someone over a phone is definitely an art and conveniently ending the call is more than an art. If you are hesitant to end the call when the other person is also an important one for you, sometimes it so happens the person is continuously hammering you and you are waiting for some important call.
Today it happened to me that I was continuously engaged with calls which are unavoidable yet unnecessary at the moment though I was absent-mindedly continued the talk. One phone call from a relative was a long chat (one-sided) and hearing to him, I have finished some homework too. I couldn't interrupt his flow feeling any further response would continue the further discussion. I am very poor in handling such tele-conversations and depend on the other side only to say 'Bye' whenever they stop. I can say that I am awaiting a phone call and would call latter but it looks delicate for me. After his call, some other friend from Bangalore called up and continued his innings and it was my sister's turn to give a briefing of the developments in their area. The one which I was waiting for or I have to make a call was badly delayed.
How would you handle such situations in a gentle way?
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