Genius’ shares five words you should start every call with so you can hang up faster

News

Some days we really just can’t be bothered to spend an age talking on the phone… there, we said it.

We try and come up with an excuse to end the call quicker, like having something to do or someone to help. But other times there’s no getting out of it.

After all, you don’t want to come across rude by rushing off the phone.

But we might have just found a simple solution to our problem – though some might say it’s a little “unethical”.

We’ll let you decide for yourself whether or not to give it a go.

We recently saw how one woman switches her phone to airplane mode after answering a call she doesn’t want to take.

Which makes the person on the other end of the line think the connection failed, not that it ended.

But if you don’t have that option on your phone for whatever reason, there’s something else you can try.

A TikTok account called @showethoughtco has shared the “evil genius” life hack and all you need to say are five words.

They explain: “Begin every phone call with ‘my phone’s about to die’.

“So you can hang up whenever you want.”

They added that it was an “unethical life hack”.

The video has since been watched over 38,000 times and garnered thousands of likes.

A number of people admitted to doing just this in the comments, with one saying: “I been doing this for years tbh.”

Another proclaimed: “Don’t tell people my secrets.”

“My mum does this,” admitted a third.

Someone else wrote: “I hang up on people and tell them I have no signal.”

While a different user said they’d been doing it for a while, so their brother got them a portable charger for Christmas – so they always had battery. Whoops!