DEAR MISS MANNERS: How does one politely leave a Zoom conversation when the host has signed up for unlimited time, and everyone knows you have no place to go?
GENTLE READER: The same way you leave any party that is in full swing long after the expected time. You put on your brightest smile, say to the host, “This was great fun, but I’m afraid I have to leave now. Goodbye, everyone!”
And it is even easier now to make a quick exit, because the “Leave Meeting” button is closer than the door would have been.
Miss Manners keeps warning people not to make up excuses, even in person. They are not necessary, and you will be found out.