mishalak: Mishalak outside in the snow with scarf. (Snow)
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Well, shoot. I need to figure out a better way to extract myself from uninteresting conversations. I, unfortunately, hit the eject button rather hard while in a conversation... well, not exactly a conversation. More being talked to against my will by a member of the science fiction club. Someone I do not know very well. I do not even know his name. I had retreated to my TV room during a party at my house to escape him and he followed me in there and started talking to me about the military industrial complex. And I ejected from the conversation by saying I was done with the science fiction club and for him to get out of my house. That was... yeah. I really do not know where to go from here.

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Date: 2014-09-21 03:49 pm (UTC)
kaffyr: Animated rain falls on the bathhouse from Spirited Away (Bath house in the rain)
From: [personal profile] kaffyr
I understand your shock at how you responded - it's not your usual mode of communication. But consider that the person at whom you exploded sounds as if he would not have responded to much less than that.

In future the only thing I could think of doing differently would be to actually say, "I'm sorry, xxxxx, but I'm no longer able to talk about [whatever is being discussed]. I really don't want to become rude, so I'm extricating myself from this. I hope you don't mind, but even if you do, the conversation is over."

(To be honest, I probably couldn't even take my own advice, and would undoubtedly end up doing what you did, but at least it's an idea.)

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Date: 2014-09-21 09:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jcfiala
Yeah... it's always annoying to oneself when you're more rude than usual, but it doesn't sound like the conversation would have ended any other way short of you chewing your - or his - leg off. And his leg sounds unsanitary.

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