What do you do?
Do you hover and hope one of them will spot you and let you in?
Do you interrupt the conversation?
Cupping* provides a neat solution.
Simply cup the elbow of anyone in the group. They will automatically turn towards you, giving the opportunity to smile winningly and say, “May I join you?”
(If you are a normal polite human being you will notice when someone is hovering and invite them to join in your conversation so this tactic should never be necessary.)
*Other forms of cupping are available.
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