The Last Word

I remember a posting from kev/null about conversation enders -- basically, the last thing said in a conversation that somehow cuts it from continuing -- and I recently came across this list.

I really only have one that I can think of at the moment: it's something a friend told me some 15 years ago on a bus in Montreal.

"Yeah, I had one too, but the wheels fell off."

It's most effective when it has zero relevance to whatever your topic was. And you have to say it nonchalantly and with an aire of,
"That's how it is, no way around it."

Then you watch as his reaction evolves from a look of uncomprehension, to utter confusion, to wonderment, and finally just giving up on you. Good wholesome fun!

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