Movie Mystery: Why Does Nobody Say ‘Goodbye’ Before Hanging Up?

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Hey scriptwriters, how about adding a bit of authenticity to your scenes?

Long ago, early on in our movie-watching lives, we noticed the curious on-screen habit that movie characters had–hanging up the phone without saying goodbye. Which, though minor, was annoying and unrealistic.

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But now we kind of appreciate this continued movie trend because without it, we wouldn’t have this movie montage of the rudest hang-ups ever. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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