Nailed it. Done with a half smile because you * s o * don't care. Then look away, let them remember the awkward silence so they don't start whining again later, and you can now change the subject.
"Bless your heart."
Shut up and go home!
Please excuse me I am late to my gig watching paint dry.
I usually assume the eyes glazed over look does that
Just quit answering the telephone..............they will find anothe sap
Please, I really dont want to hear about this any more than you want to hear about my problems.
That sounds fine.
just slowly begin to ignore them and make it slightly more and more apparent that you dont want to hear them complain. then onve they get the hint; drop em like a hot potato and dont look back
Pull my finger
"Awww, well you seem so smart ba<x>sed on the advice your ~always~ giving me when I feel like that, I'm sure you can figure it out! :)"
thanks but my issues need tissues and so do yours
Pantomime playing a violin and act like you are about to cry.
I'm not tactful sometimes but in case if I wanna be polite, change subject quickly or say sorry I've got problems of my own so I can't deal with yours.
Could try "I have problems also. But you expect me to listen to you and you don't.