Created By: j21 on October 12, 2013

Never Say Bye

Characters simply hang up the telephone without acknowledging that they are ending the conversation.

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A character is on the telephone, be it with an acquaintance or a business of some sort. They get the information they were looking for, and then — just click. The conversation is over without so much as a "Goodbye", "Nice talking to you" or "'Till next time." As jarring or rude as this would be in real life (perhaps leading to callbacks asking whether the two parties were cut off), it seems to happen surprisingly often in fiction.
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  • October 13, 2013
    Examples plz.
  • October 13, 2013
    This is covered by TV Telephone Etiquette.

    "The inability for main characters who answer the phone to...say any "good-bye" equivalent."
  • October 13, 2013
    ^ Agreed. We got this one covered already. Motion To Discard.