A drawn-out goodbye
I thought we'd be there for just 5 minutes but mom did a Minnesota goodbye, which made it a 2 hour long trip.
|GBFN||Goodbye for now|
|Ghosting||Leaving without saying goodbye|
|Irish goodbye||Leaving without saying goodbye|
|Dutch leave||Leaving without saying goodbye|
|French exit||Leaving without saying goodbye|
A Minnesota goodbye is when people are leaving, but the departure goes on and on because they keep talking. It's especially prevalent among Minnesotans and other midwesterners.
Minnesota goodbyes may happen anytime you leave someplace, whether it be a party, family gathering, church, a movie, or even the grocery store. However, it most often happens when departing people you are familiar with, like a family member, friend, or neighbor.
The elongated departure usually goes something like this:
Due to their incredible lengthiness, people who often get caught up in Minnesota goodbyes may resort to ghosting people. This expedited departure may be perceived as rude, especially by the hosts, but is useful when crunched for time.