When someone tells you they are leaving, but they stay at the party for another hour – whether it is saying goodbye or just lingering longer – it is when they are really leaving that you have to say goodbye.
It isn’t easy
No one wants it to be this way
Thus, the Irish exit
You have to commit
Don’t say goodbye to more than just one person. Then, just leave.
Others may wonder why, but when you said you were leaving, you were really leaving and there was nothing stopping you.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl.