Sites that Help You Get Out of Awkward Get-Togethers

Sites that Help You Get Out of Awkward Get-Togethers

Taryn Williford
Jul 16, 2009

Admit it, you love having the apartment that seems to be the place everyone flocks to. Your place is always the meet-up spot before you carpool to a baseball game, or the after-party spot when you've come home from a night on the town. But being the ever-ready host comes with some downfalls: Getting rid of guests that have over-stayed their welcome. Thankfully, we've found a few Web-site-based applications that team up with your cell phone to give you a "Get Out of Awkward Situation"-free-card...

When you've got the one party crasher that just won't leave, let one of these automatic phone call services give you a bail-out:

  • Get Me Out of Here ( lets you schedule a call to your number where you'll hear a previously chosen pre-recorded message. They can be funny or helpful, like the instructional message that gives you a "repeat after me" dialogue with a reason to bolt the scene.
  • The Popularity Dialer ( also schedules calls to your cell at a certain time, but they're actually recordings of a one-sided conversation. The implication is to make you feel popular when your BlackBerry keeps blowing up with calls you just "have to take!," but we can easily see someone using this to kick out their unexpected overnight guests in the morning.


Image from timparkinson at Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

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