last-ditch excuses  

rm_connor696 60M
944 posts
7/12/2006 5:39 am

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last-ditch excuses

Many years ago a woman I knew was being pursued by a man in whom she had no interest. Whatsoever. She kept putting him off, but he kept asking her out. It happened so often that she had run out of any reasonable excuses and began to use obviously implausible ones. Yet he persisted. Finally, in a fit of exasperation, she answered one of his come-ons by blurting out "No, I've got to wax my cat."

My excuses of the last resort tend to be ones that put me in a questionable light: I'm kicking smack that weekend; My ex-wife and all my other cousins are meeting Uncle Jake when he gets out of prison; I'm getting a new colostomy bag; My light jazz listening group meets that night. Well, you get the idea.

Okay, pony up. What are your favorite last-ditch excuses?

florallei 99F

7/12/2006 10:16 am

....not original...not imaginative...bad liar...I just persistently say "I'm sorry I can't"...lame but true...wish I could get really downright sarcastic and nasty...may think it but can't say it.

rm_connor696 replies on 7/12/2006 5:36 pm:
Well, maybe you karmically balance us mean and nasty sorts!

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
7/12/2006 11:52 am

I'm sorry, but I have to report to the mothership that night/day/week/year...

Ever here the song by Sparks, "Equator"? I've actually used that when guys won't take no for an answer.

rm_connor696 replies on 7/12/2006 5:38 pm:
But then doesn't anyone ever want to show you his implant or probe scars?

BTW, Equator seems much too genteel a response!

free2chose2 66F

7/13/2006 3:20 am

with my work schedule, I don't have to pony up an excuse-but I don't think I would anyway-just a solid "NO"

Don't worry, be Happy

rm_connor696 replies on 7/14/2006 7:03 am:
And then, "What part of no don't you understand"?

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
7/14/2006 8:30 pm

No, because I'm the one using the mothership excuse. I'm not claiming alien abduction when I do that, I'm claiming to be an alien. Which is enough for them to decide I'm crazy as fuck and back the hell off.

Now, for the Equator line, the song is about a guy who's told by some chick he hits on to meet her on the Equator at 3 in the afternoon on March 10. He shows up. Yes, I have used that line and I have had guys ask me where exactly on the Equator. Scary.

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