5 ways to politely tell your customer to go away
22 May 2017
5 ways to politely tell your customer to go away
Sometimes customers can be really difficult. Sometimes they can be great. 
Then there are the friendly customers, who are difficult as well. The ones that just keep talking, or popping over, or giving their opinion, when you’re just trying to get the job done. 
You know those ones, don’t you?
We’ve come up with a list of phrases to try, that might help you out of a sticky situation. 
In principle, always remember to be polite. Try and drop hints, addressing the issue head on is likely to make them feel left out of their own project (I know it’s your project, I know). But you know what I mean. 
Here we go:
  1. Better get back to it, I really want to make sure I have enough time to clean up at the end of the day, don’t want to leave your place in a mess!
  2. I’ll need to crack on, I’ve got some tight deadlines to keep!
  3. It’s going to be a big day! I’ve a got a list a mile long for today, so better get cracking.
  4. I’d love a cuppa, but I’ll need to keep moving, lots to still get done.
  5. That’s a great point. Thanks for your input, it’s great to have a client who is so engaged with their project. Better get on with your list, otherwise I’ll be here all week/month/year… 
So next time they just don’t stop talking, give it a try.
And if it still doesn’t work, earplugs or headphones are always a good idea!
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