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A partial defence to [[conference call ambush]], but one that will not excuse you from not having heard (read ''paid any attention to'') the dreary monologue that has gone on for the previous ten minutes, the conclusion to which is an open-ended question to you. “[[Sorry, I was on mute]]” buys time. Time won’t help you if you don’t have the foggiest idea what was said in the first place.
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A partial defence to [[conference call ambush]], but one that will not excuse you from not having heard (for which, read, ''paid any attention to'') the dreary monologue that has gone on for the previous ten minutes, the conclusion to which is an open-ended question to you. “[[Sorry, I was on mute]]” buys time.  
  
A far better tactic is “sorry, I was having [[Skype trouble]]”, a modern day equivalent to screwing up the newspaper in the receiver, announcing you have a bad connection, and hanging up on your mother-in-law.  
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But time won’t help you if you don’t have the foggiest idea what was being said in the first place.
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A far better tactic is “sorry, I was having [[Skype trouble]]”, a modern-day equivalent to screwing up the newspaper in the receiver, announcing you have a bad connection, and hanging up on your mother-in-law.  
  
 
The genuinely belligerent could try ''going [[crazy Ivan]] at the bottom of the hour''.
 
The genuinely belligerent could try ''going [[crazy Ivan]] at the bottom of the hour''.
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A partial defence to conference call ambush, but one that will not excuse you from not having heard (for which, read, paid any attention to) the dreary monologue that has gone on for the previous ten minutes, the conclusion to which is an open-ended question to you. “Sorry, I was on mute” buys time.

But time won’t help you if you don’t have the foggiest idea what was being said in the first place.

A far better tactic is “sorry, I was having Skype trouble”, a modern-day equivalent to screwing up the newspaper in the receiver, announcing you have a bad connection, and hanging up on your mother-in-law.

The genuinely belligerent could try going crazy Ivan at the bottom of the hour.

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