Having to make small talk with strangers, bumping into your ex and his new partner in the street, having to share a long rail journey with the boss, being faced with paying more than your fair share of an expensive restaurant bill, having to travel hundreds of miles to a boring family gathering...Sometimes there are things you would rather not do and places you would rather not be. But don't worry, help is at hand. Whether you are looking for an excuse or an escape route, Get Me Out of Here provides the answers to all manner of social nightmares without the usual embarrassment or awkwardness. Take this book to parties, first dates and on all forms of public transport. This is the ultimate social insurance policy, the one thing you can't afford to avoid. Includes material on avoiding small talk in confined spaces, avoiding public speaking, excuses for not meeting the in-laws, tips for losing the party bore, escaping the scene of a one night stand and escaping from the door-to-door sales person.