Monday, January 11, 2010

Do you mind if I take this call? It'll be quick!

Thankfully, I haven't been in need of a friend's phone call to get me out of a date (at least not recently), but I'm sure that I will at some point. The problem is that I don't have a number of the things that one usually uses as excuses in this kind of situation (siblings, pets, car). So, dear readers, what kind of excuse do you think I could use if I ever needed one? Please comment!


Ily said...

Hmm...that's a tough one. But I don't think you actually need an excuse. If you know you're not going to see the person again, I think that "It's getting late, I have a lot to do" would probably be enough. I think another idea might be to engineer a first date that is short by nature, such as having coffee (or related beverages).

Superquail said...

The excuse I always use is "I'm not feeling well." First of all, this is almost always true. Or it has been for the last three years. While living in China, there was always some low-grade form of food poisoning making itself comfortable in my gut. Usually I just did what I wanted to do anyway, but it was sufficiently onerous that if I didn't want to do something, it was a good excuse to not do it. And what are they going to do, call me out? Say "no you feel just fine!"?