56: The Boring Button
Modeled off of Staple’s revolutionary “That was Easy!” button, The Boring Button is pressed to signify boredom and change conversations or topics that really just don’t interest you. Steering conversation in a new direction is difficult, and sometimes we need to tell people they are boring us to death! Yes its abrupt, but what’s the alternative? “Excuse me, while that topic might interest you I find it dreadfully boring, and politely ask that you change the topic to suit me.” No. Hit the button. Its way easier.