I Hate To Say Goodbye

When I get an urge to leave the group, I usually just leave without saying goodbye.

I’m often the first to get to shul and the first to leave.

I don’t like waiting around to talk to people because that feels like low status behavior. I hate waiting for people, period. Every minute that somebody is late, I feel it as a personal insult.

I hate saying goodbye because it is rarely a substantive interaction. Instead you just exchange pleasantries and who needs that?

Sometimes saying goodbye is painfully intimate. I don’t want to look into someone’s eyes and say what’s on my heart. So I just skip out.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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