8. “I’ve been feeling exhausted lately.” Be straightforward and tell him that you are not in any condition to engage in a long conversation.
“I tell him how tired I am beforehand, so if he accuses me of not listening to him I can blame it on fatigue.” It is always better to be frank, especially when you are not feeling well enough to listen to his long debate. When you want him to listen to your complaint about your work, tell him that you feel exhausted. It might prompt him to ask you if everything is all right at work.