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post #1 of 17
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Tomorrow I am going to do a water aerobics class with my best friend. Ever since we organised it I have been trying to think of excuses to get out of it. Terrible, terrible friend that I am. I am just LAZY. It's going to be fun, and an opportunity to see Em, who I don't get to see much these days. But some of the excuses I've come up with in my head have just made me laugh, they are SO transparent.

It got me to thinking, what are some whoppers that you have told as an excuse in your life???

My best one, I think, was when I was at university and we had had a week of very severe storms. I was such a slack student, and barely went to uni, and I told my French lecturer that my car had been squashed by a tree that fell during one of the storms.

I can't believe I got away with that.

What's your best??
post #2 of 17
That's not an excuse! That's a lie!!!! You're bad Sarah! I can't think of any excuses offhand.
post #3 of 17
I think the worst ones I've ever told have been

-I'm tired
-Don't feel well
or I have to work
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
That's not an excuse! That's a lie!!!! You're bad Sarah! I can't think of any excuses offhand.
I prefer to think of it as `creative forecast fabrication for the law of possible outcomes'. Then I can sleep easy.... :
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
I prefer to think of it as `creative forecast fabrication for the law of possible outcomes'. Then I can sleep easy.... :
You've really thought that one out didn't you?
post #6 of 17
That is the most creative rationalization I have ever heard. Brilliant.
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
I prefer to think of it as `creative forecast fabrication for the law of possible outcomes'. Then I can sleep easy.... :
post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
You've really thought that one out didn't you?
No....only cos you put me on the spot. And I am trying to get out of typing all of the procedure tapes for this week. I HATE typing procedure tapes...although I like typing....maybe I could tell my boss that one of my fingers has strangely gone to sleep so I can't type any `r's...
post #8 of 17
This isn't mine, but a friend of mine tried it: back in 1979, Skylab broke up and plummeted to Earth. The pieces all burned up, upon re-entry but, my friend called in to work and told them that a piece of Skylab fell on his car. THEN, he drove the car to work, the next day - DUMB move!
post #9 of 17
Well, I didn't use this but a friend of mine did when he wanted to call in sick to work. (He used the excuse with his wife, not his work. He just told his work that he was sick...)

"My eyes itch."
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
No....only cos you put me on the spot. And I am trying to get out of typing all of the procedure tapes for this week. I HATE typing procedure tapes...although I like typing....maybe I could tell my boss that one of my fingers has strangely gone to sleep so I can't type any `r's...
LMFAO, you crack me up.

You could say you think you're getting carpul tunnel and all of a sudden your hands turn violently numb, and just randomly start banging on the keyboard, and go AIYE!!

Okay I'm done. haha, but I don't really make excuses at work. Well then again, I work with animals. I just tell my supervisor when she makes unreasonable requests "No" haha, i'm very much a smartass at work, but only with certain people, and sometimes I don't even realize I do it, so I have to watch myself...
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheCatsMeow
Okay I'm done. haha, but I don't really make excuses at work. Well then again, I work with animals. I just tell my supervisor when she makes unreasonable requests "No" haha, i'm very much a smartass at work, but only with certain people, and sometimes I don't even realize I do it, so I have to watch myself...
I do that too. The other day my boss asked me to do something, and I simply refused straight out. He took it, and went off into his office grumbling away. Later on I thought to myself, `Hmmm. HE pays ME. HE is MY boss - I probably should do what he tells me!!'.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
I do that too. The other day my boss asked me to do something, and I simply refused straight out. He took it, and went off into his office grumbling away. Later on I thought to myself, `Hmmm. HE pays ME. HE is MY boss - I probably should do what he tells me!!'.
hahaha, BUT, without you, HE wouldn't have a job right???
post #13 of 17
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Exactly right. As I remind him every week.

We had a deal when we were both drunk at my first ever Christmas party when I'd been with him for four weeks, that if I made it to five years he would buy me a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Well, it's five years this November, and how things have changed. I told him yesterday he can get me a cot instead, as Max and I are planning a family next year...

He was much happier with that plan...hehe
post #14 of 17
You asked him to buy you a pair of shoes???
post #15 of 17
I have used everything under the sun. I lie in bed when my alarm goes off thinking about who can have died during the night. I realise that it would be wrong to say someone had died so I end up getting out of bed.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by fwan
You asked him to buy you a pair of shoes???
Oh yes! My boss is one of those guys who is really in touch with his feminine side. We are good friends, and often talk about fashion and music and films etc. The deal was, a pair of Manolo Blahniks at five years, and the Valentino dress of my choice at ten years. He kind of hesitated at that one, though, saying he didn't think his wife would really approve!!

But his wife and I are good buddies, too. I've been to their house lots of times and done her makeup for various things. He's a great boss, and he has a lovely wife and children. I'm very lucky. Plus, he's the reason I met my Max, so I kinda owe him for that one, too!
post #17 of 17
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Ok. I just heard the best excuse ever. One of our patients just rang to cancel his appointment this afternoon and he said it was because `God stopped' him. Apparently it was `God who decided to cause a cyclone across the northwest shelf' so he is stuck there until it blows through. I thought that was brilliant, and told him so!
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