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Playing With: No, You Hang Up First
Basic Trope: An obnoxiously schmoopy couple have a mock argument over who should end the call first.
  • Straight: At the end of a conversation with Alice, Bob tells Alice, "You hang up first." And Alice replies playfully with, "No, you hang up first!"
  • Exaggerated: This banter continues all night long.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Alice and Bob are a very schmoopy couple, trying to be cute.
  • Inverted: Bob and Alice hang up at the same time. Bob and Alice try and time when to call each other at the appropriately.
  • Subverted: "No, you hang up first!" "Talk to you later, sugar!" Click!
  • Double Subverted: But then she texts Bob or calls him back, saying she was just playing with him.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice and Bob are breaking up: "No, you move on first."
    • Bob (who is in the military) is supposed to radio a squadmate, but is instead using the radio to play this game with his girlfriend.
    • Rather than being done with ending a phone call, it's done with some other action, such as leaving the house.
    • This mock argument goes on for several days straight, and Alice and Bob both have bloodshot eyes and undereye bags and other obvious signs of exhaustion, but are still going.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob simply end the phone call normally.
  • Enforced: "How about we use Rule of Funny for an annoying couple?"
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob decide to be cute on the phone.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Alice and Bob think this is stupid and decide not to do this.
    • Someone hits the receiver, immediately ending the call.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: This is really annoying for others who have to use the phone or others (such as roommates or siblings) who have to listen to them.
  • Reconstructed: Alice and Bob keep their schmoopiness to levels where it won't be annoying to themselves or others, and let their love mature from "the butterflies" into real love.

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