Monday, March 9, 2009

Excuses, excuses

We've all heard them. The lame-o excuses for why he didn't call when he said he would, why he couldn't get together, why he couldn't answer when you called.

(And, to be fair, we've probably all used some of them ourselves, right?)

That said, my friend from work dated a guy for a few months who literally had more excuses than anyone I have ever heard of. They stopped dating, but she still has a running tab of all of the excuses he used over the course of the time they were dating. A sampling:

  • Threw his back out

  • Phone was "catastrophically jacked up" and had been for three days

  • Had to make an emergency and unexpected visit to PA to deal with family issues (twice)

  • Was going to be "driving around til God knows when"

  • Really sick and may have had pneumonia

  • "Seriously ill" from bad fish

And, of course, most (if not all) of these excuses were delivered via text. (And we all know how I feel about that.)

Now I'm racking my brain to remember some of the doozies I've heard. What are some of your favorite excuses from boys?


alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

i don't like you. oh wait, that's not an excuse that's a fact.


Anonymous said...

Ah, Mr. Hottie Trainer had so many excuses - my favs:

1. "My friend and I were playing raquetball and he completely torn his Achilles tendon and I had to take him to the ER" (he told me this 6 hours later... I never got an excuse for why he couldn't text or call when it happened)

2. "I am at my mom's and will call you later" The next day "sorry, decided to crash at my mom's"

3. "There was an emergency meeting from 9pm-11pm at the bar I bartend at and someone got fired so I had to stay til 2am to bartend" This excused was followed by "my phone died" when I asked why he couldn't call or text me when this happened

4. "I got in a car accident"

And my favorite, as we know from my blog:
5. "I got framed for shoplifting and was arrested"

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Alexa - I can't imagine anyone ever saying that to you.

Smash - friggin' hilarious. He might be worse than the guy my friend dated!

Allison M. said...

Smash's stories sound amazing.

I always gave the "I have to work late" or "I'm going out with just my girl friends" excuse.

Worked like a charm.

Anonymous said...

I actually had a guy tell me that he couldn't go out that night because he thinks he may have run a guy over in his car a month ago when he was out of town.

He was reminded of this because he claimed he got a letter in the mail from a sheriff or something and had to go take care of it.

Sadly, I think he was telling the truth.

Emma said...

ohhh man.
i've gotten some good ones recently.
1. i have to study. (i'm a college student too, but really)
followed by...
2. my mom is a diagnosed schizophrenic and is coming home for one of her visits.
and yes, one more.
3. i couldn't pay my phone bill so i couldn't call or text-but i do still have your number!
yeah, he was kind of an idiot.