Sunday, September 27, 2020

"How to Escape A Bore "

A repost from 2017 that may be helpful now that the Thursday afternoon salon is back on the calendar.
From the New York Post:

Secret code the Queen uses to escape awkward conversations
Most people have a strategy for getting out of boring conversations at parties — but Queen Elizabeth II has a whole secret code and trained staff to help her escape from sticky social situations, according to reports.

When Her Majesty is done talking to a guest, she simply moves her iconic Launer London handbag from one arm to another, and her aides swoop in to end the conversation.

If the company is really dire, she puts the bag on the ground or spins her wedding ring around to summon an emergency intervention.

“It would be very worrying if you were talking to the queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other,” royal historian Hugo Vickers told People magazine. “Someone would come along and say, ‘Sir, the archbishop of Canterbury would very much like to meet you.’ ”...MORE
His Grace wants to see me?

HT: Economic Policy Journal

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