Have you ever been stuck in a conversation with someone and you’re not sure how to respond to what they say last? You’re not alone. I have been in your shoes. Conversations can get so awkward but not anymore!
This article has got you covered and we are starting with the classic phrase ‘On my way home’. We will be providing you with the best tips for responding to this common phrase in a thoughtful and interesting way!
11 Best Responses to “On My Way Home”
- Be careful.
- That’s quite early.
- Good to hear that.
- Thank God.
- I’ve been waiting.
- What took you so long?
- Am I supposed to know?
- Me too.
- You are not home yet?
- Call me when you are home.
This is a quite thoughtful response. You may be considered overprotective but it’s totally okay. It should be pretty much okay if you are talking to your child or a younger person.
However, nothing stops you from saying this to a grown-up. You are indirectly expressing that you care about the person’s safety.
You can say this to your brother. You can say this to a friend. You can say it to your spouse too.
If you live in my kind of neighborhood where crime is more prevalent than oxygen, you would probably be saying this a million times per day.
In fact, I have to say this virtually every time a person steps out of the house. One can never be too careful and, sometimes, it is important to remind people of how much danger is surrounding them.
That’s quite early
This is probably more realistic than the first option. You may be going with this after all. The first thing you should know is you can always say this if you are talking to a friend.
When a person (your friend or sibling) is coming to the house where you live together, he or she can inform you when it is time to come home.
You can make a comment on the time. If it happens to be quite early for him or her to be on the road, you can simply say it to him or her.
You don’t have to live together for a person to tell you when he or she is on the way home. You can hear this from a friend or a romantic partner.
You can still make a comment on the time by responding with this. You may also use this response sarcastically if the person happens to be traveling at a late hour.
Good to hear that
I have heard this a billion times and it is mostly coming from people who don’t want to hear what you just said.
Most times, when people say this, they either don’t care about what you just said or they have no idea how to respond. Since you are here on how to respond correctly, that option should be out.
You can say Good to hear that when the person talking to you should not be telling you about him or her being on the way home.
If you don’t care about where the person is, you can respond by saying Good to hear that.
This response does not always have to suggest that you don’t care about what the person has said. You can also use the statement literally.
To show that you are really happy to hear it, you can tell him or her that you are expecting.
What does this bring to your mind? This sacred phrase is often used as an exclamation to express relief.
You may want to use it in this case when a person tells you that he or she is coming home.
It may be someone you have been expecting or someone you really need to see. When the person says he or she is coming home, you can say Thank God and say you are expecting him or her.
This has to express how you truly feel. If it doesn’t, you may want to say something else.
Saying Thank God will pass the message that you are excited to have the person home or you need the person’s help with something.
I’ve been waiting
You can choose to respond with how long you have been waiting for the person. In this case, you don’t have to live in the same house as the person you are talking to. There are several situations where this response may work out.
You may need the person’s help but he or she has to get home before it can be done. The person can inform you how close he or she is to getting home.
You may also be in the person’s home, waiting for him or her to get back from wherever he or she went.
When you say this, the person may feel pressured to get back home as soon as possible, knowing you have been waiting for a while.
What took you so long?
You can ask this question if you think the person should be back home already or if the person should have left wherever he or she was earlier.
You don’t have to live in the same home as the person. You don’t have to need the person’s help. You don’t have to be waiting at the person’s home. You may wonder how it is your business to ask this question.
Once a person has bothered to tell you that he or she is on the way home, you may comment on it or consider the reason the person has told you.
Most people often tell personal things to people they are attracted to. It is a good gesture to make a comment on the personal things they tell you, even though those things are clearly not your business.
When you ask the person, you are giving the notion that you care and the person will be happy to know it. After asking this question, wish the person a safe journey home.
This may sound like a weird question but wait till you hear how it fits in as a correct response.
Sometimes, it is weird to see a message from someone saying ‘On my way home’.
It may be quite okay to get personal messages from the person but it would feel weird if you don’t expect the person to be coming home at the time.
The message could be coming from your spouse who shouldn’t be leaving work in three hours. The message could be coming from a sibling who is in school and should not be coming home in two months.
The message could be from a friend who should be on travel to somewhere far and should not return in a few weeks.
You can simply ask Why the person is returning so early or returning at all.
Am I supposed to know?
This is dismissive but that is the point of this option. This article is supposed to look at the situations from several angles so we are taking a look at a situation where you are getting a personal message from a random friend that you are not interested in.
It is very okay to respond normally to personal messages. However, personal messages, especially ones that tend to talk about a person’s day in detail, may suggest romantic attraction. Romantic gestures from someone you are uninterested in can spark some sort of aggression in you.
While this can happen impulsively, you may have to make it happen. Since many people already know this dismissive gesture, you may use it as a way of telling the person that you are uninterested in a romantic relationship.
You may be living in the same home as the person you are talking to. This response suggests that you are not home too but you are also on your way back. It is not only correct or usable in this context.
You may be getting the text, ‘on my way home’, from a colleague who you work with.
While it may be totally unimportant for the person to be telling you this, it is better to respond wisely. You can mention that you are also on your way home.
If you are not on your way home, you can tell him or her that you still have some work to do. Then you can wish him or her a safe journey home.
You are not home yet?
You can say this if the person does not live in the same house with you. It could be a friend. The person may also have visited you so you may ask about the journey.
However, this response and the initial statement both suggest a particular situation. When you say ‘on your way home’, the person you are talking to does not know when you left where you are coming from.
When the person responds with this rhetorical question, it means he or she won’t know when you get home unless someone informs him or her.
This implies that you don’t live in the same house and you are not working in the same place.
You can use this if the statement was made by a friend who usually gets home earlier than the time this statement was made.
Call me when you are home
You can say this to anyone who won’t find it offensive to be the one to call you. The person may be leaving your place when he or she talks about heading home.
In that case, it is natural for you to want to know when he or she gets home.
You could also say this to a friend whom you want to talk to. It could also be someone whom you just like to check on.