To Ghost Or Not?
CLEO Malaysia|July 2017

We’ve all been there. But does the elusive exit make you mysterious, or does it warrant a call to the Ghostbusters?

Matthew Galea

Everyone loves to say hello, but it’s the goodbyes that can be a big time social bummer. The guilt trips, the hurt expressions, the 20-minute farewells that make you miss the last LRT home. That’s why ghosting (AKA leaving without telling anyone) can often be your only option. But there’s a very fine line between making a subtle getaway and just being plain rude, so we asked a life coach to politely help us pick when ghosting is appropriate or uncalled for.

THE BIRTHDAY BASH

A close friend is hitting the club for her birthday with a select few, including you. Only problem is, you’re not exactly a real big clubbing person. You rock up with the group, and when everyone starts getting down to that Chainsmokers song, your reason for no longer being a clubgoer is validated. But your friend is having fun and keeps drunkenly thanking you for coming to her birthday. All you want to do is go home. 

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