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How do you politely tell someone to shut up?

Asked by LuvBubble (140points) March 29th, 2009

I need help with this.

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Just look him straight in the eye and say “really?”
Let him know nonverbally that you know he’s going way over the top.

VzzBzz's avatar

That you used, “take him down a peg or two…” makes me wonder if he’s being believed by some of your other co workers and this is what more upsets you? Also your tag of social networking: are you implying this person works here in fluther and fluther is your place of work?
Those people are everywhere, like the Compassionate_Heretic suggests, look him in the eye (or type out) “really” or, “right on!” or, “excellent!”

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Suggest that he start writing, because he’s a gifted story teller.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

When this happens to me I usually respond with something like “No kidding! Wow. How weird. The same exact thing happened to me! What are the chances???”

Eventually this tall tale tellers start avoiding you and tell their tales else where.

Whoa…you edited the question now my answer seems weird…so be it. I like weird answers I think

To the new question:

Pardon me, but you your mouth seems to be open and crap is coming out. Would you mind?

VzzBzz's avatar

Wow, you just changed your entire question to where it makes no sense now.

LuvBubble's avatar

That I did vzz. That I did. I Feel I sounded too crass.

VzzBzz's avatar

@LuvBubble: But the question was a good one, crass or not.

blastfamy's avatar

For starters, you don’t say “shut up…”

I’d recommend sternly saying “HEY – now is not the time…”

Not impolite, but very direct. Strikingly effective…

chelsea_steve's avatar

Stick your index fingers in your ears & start “la la la”-ing.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@LuvBubble Ooohhhhhhhhh go back to your original avatar!

blastfamy's avatar

normally, I don’t get involved, but @LuvBubble, what exactly is your picture?

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LuvBubble's avatar

im going to update this question with a non-crass question.

osullivanbr's avatar

Shut up….pretty please.

essieness's avatar

What do you mean? Is the person just talking excessively about nothing of importance? Or is the person saying things you find offensive? I need more info.. :)

CrazyRedHead's avatar

‘Where’s the off switch?”

susanc's avatar

Arm around the person’s shoulders, smile affectionately, and say, “Time to shut up.”

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