By Anonymous - 09/06/2014 13:47 - United Kingdom - London
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#116: Eh, if you guys aren't on good terms, that's different. Still, even if you hate your exes, if you're ignoring them it's because you intend to be rude to them (which might be justified). If you're not actually trying to be rude, leaving is less offensive. You can politely excuse yourself, but it's not possible to politely ignore someone.
You "had" to wait? Why couldn't you leave and come back after they left?
@20. That has nothing to do with "more awkward" If she leaves, then she doesn't have to deal with them. Awkwardness is result of dealing with something. The only thing awkward here is you posting something that does not make sense and defending it with an equally nonsense explanation.
There's a big difference between not wanting to date someone and not being able to stand their mere presence. There's a lot of people I don't want to date, but I don't mind being around them. Leaving the back simply because they also happen to be there would betray just how much they got under her skin. Also, that might have negative social ramifications if she still shares any mutual friends with either of them. Can you imagine? "I walked in the bank and Susie was there, but as soon as she saw me she left. She didn't even say, 'Hi.' I don't think she even did whatever she went to the bank for. She just straight up left the line!" I'd imagine her friends would probably think less of her after hearing that story. It would likely name her seem pretty petty, unless the guy was a complete and utter ass hole, in which case, they probably wouldn't have any mutual friends anymore.