Would you ever leave a party without saying goodbye? A recent article in Slate captured my attention with the concept of "ghosting" or just disappearing from a party without all the traditional fanfare surrounding farewells to those in a large group. I've heard this concept called the "Irish Goodbye" when we lived in Ireland and I kind of love the idea.

"Goodbyes are, by their very nature, at least a mild bummer. They represent the waning of an evening or event. By the time we get to them, we’re often tired, drunk, or both. The short-timer just wants to go home to bed, while the night owl would prefer not to acknowledge the growing lateness of the hour. These sorts of goodbyes inevitably devolve into awkward small talk that lasts too long and then peters out." 

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