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6 Ways We Avoid People

Let’s be honest, we all have those times where we don’t want to be bothered, dodge awkward occurrences or simply don’t have time to talk. There are times where you “seriously just can’t” with people (you know what I mean). So to save face, you just avoid them. Yes, it sounds terrible saying it out loud but you’d be lying if you said you haven’t done at least one of these:

When you see someone you know walking through the halls and say “hi” (because if you didn’t, it would be rude) but keep walking. There’s no need to start a conversation, I haven’t even had my first cup of coffee.                   

People will never know when you’ve read their text messages. Why? You keep the “send read receipts” option off. It’s hard to explain to people that you’ve read their texts but just didn’t feel like responding or didn’t know what to say after “k.”

When you see old friends from high school and avoid them at the grocery store. Who really wants to take a stroll down memory lane in the cereal aisle? “Oh look mom, Cap’n Crunch is on sale.” *walks in the other direction*

You leave family gatherings, parties or any other social event early with a lame excuse. “Guys, I have to walk my cats. It’s been fun.”

When you see your chatty neighbor, Bill, outside before heading out the door you stay inside before he leaves. You ain’t got time for Bill today.

The ultimate low, saying you have plans knowing your only plans are with Netflix.

Don’t worry, we totally aren’t judging you because we’ve all avoided at least one person (we actually have a list) at some point in our lives. We know you’re not an evil person, you just didn’t feel like talking that day.

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