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Sometimes the reason we have to get out of something just doesn’t seem valid enough, so we have to invent a bigger excuse to bail. This morning, we gave Julie a hard time for skipping out on the company potluck lunch, and she gave us an excuse to go something that she ended up giving an excuse to leave anyways.

Julie really wanted to go to a noon yoga class instead of the potluck lunch, so she dropped off the awesome pies she made and dashed. As she was rolling out her yoga mat, she realized the class was going to be taught by the teacher she really didn’t like. She really didn’t want to stay in class with this particularly grilling yoga teacher, so she had to come up with a reason to immediately leave a room full of strangers. She exclaimed, “Oh my goodness! I forgot my yoga pants!”, before dashing out of the class.

Tony is a very generous person and involved in many local charities including having a foundation of his own. However, he really gets upset when the person at the grocery store register asks if he’d like to donate to the Name Your Cause Of The Month cause? He always uses the excuse, “Oh, I already do, but thank you.”

In school, Tony couldn’t get away with the “against my religion” excuse in Catholic school, but if there was something that came up in public school, he would use that excuse.

John hates getting cornered by the mall kiosk people. He always feel like he needs to give an excuse more substantial that just saying, “No thank you.” If a salesperson tries to get his attention, he waves his hands in a hurried fashion and says, “Really sorry, but I’m in a hurry.”

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