How to handle being the first one to leave a large party; Making a graceful exit!


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A viewer wants to know if she needs to say goodbye to everyone if she is the first to leave. I would say, first, find the host and thank him/her for inviting you, and say goodbye. Then, quickly wave to everyone and say bye. Otherwise, if you try and say goodbye to every single person there, you will be sticking around for hours!

Marie Dubuque

5 Comments
  • Britanny B
    Posted at 01:16h, 08 June

    Thx so much for making this video! Soooo helpful!

  • Laura Parke Scuba
    Posted at 18:58h, 12 June

    Hi Marie, great info and love most of the things you say with regards to manners and awkward situations. You have great insight, so thank you for sharing.

    I have a question, let's say you are at a party and you are speaking with someone and another person approaches and interrupts your conversation but only worse. That same person starts speaking in a foreign language and it makes me feel awkward.

    What should I do or say? Should I not take it personally? Would welcome your feedback on this. TU

  • Marie Dubuque
    Posted at 19:43h, 12 June

    Hi Laura, I wouldn't take it personally, because they obviously are much more comfortable in the other language. But at that point, I would excuse myself and and let the other two speak in their native tongue. If this person continues not to speak in English, it really is a problem for him.

  • Laura Parke Scuba
    Posted at 16:56h, 13 June

    I live in Miami, so this happen frequently in all kinds of languages. People do it here all the time like it is no big deal. However, when you know they speak English well and they know you don't speak their language and still they continue on, I do find it rude. Like you say though, it is their problem and bad manners. Thank you for this video and your feedback.

  • Lightning77305
    Posted at 21:50h, 26 October

    Great advice, thank you!