The French Exit – Oui or Non? (Yes or no for you non-tri-linguals)


To begin – I will first off start by defining what a “French exit” is.  When you go to a party or event or engagement and instead of leaving and saying “Oh darling, it was so lovely seeing you, muah muah….” You exit stage right without a trace – you vanish without a goodbye in the room.    All right,  now that we are all on the same page here – let me begin by saying not every day of our lives do we feel like being the best social butterfly out there.   There ARE times (well for lack of a better phrase) – you can’t be fucked with saying goodbye, for whatever reason – you’re tired, you didn’t feel like being there, you’re ex-boyfriend is with his new girlfriend whatever the reason, you feel fat, you just want to eat chocolate – I don’t really care the reason – you just can’t be bothered.  I say it’s totally okay to throw in a French exit here and there.   You can always recover with an email the next morning like, “Lovely party, so sorry I had to take off early, I just have deadlines so I had to burn the mid-night oil last night – but the caviar  was great, and your dress was beyond glamorific!  I swear you look skinnier every time a see you – muah muah.”  Now mind you, the tactic of The French exit  is used SPARINGLY.  I knew a guy who was the king of The French Exit – and people caught onto it – it was so French even The French hated it –  we called it “rip chord” because it was totally un-called for, and honestly it just made us not trust the guy.  Think of it as like Herb De Province – you just use a pinch on your food – on occasion – don’t go crazy and treat it like sea salt or your friends will catch on and sooner or later resent you for it and most of all DO NOT FEEL GUILTY, if you’re gonna do – then bloody very well do it with pride…Image

Love Camille




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