Excuses, excuses... what's your real excuse?

Philippines
July 5, 2008 2:31pm CST
Hey guys! Often times we miss out on something and we make mistakes here and there. That's perfectly normal. However, some times we give obvious excuses like, if you're late in meeting a friend, one would usually say it's traffic or I got held up fixing myself. But have you thought deeply that there might really be a better excuse for it? One that isn't obvious? Here's a simple one. Let's say, you came in late at work. Your boss says, "Why are you late?". Your answer may be "Traffic was bad." or "I woke up late.". But come to think of it, there may actually be a more accurate excuse. Like, "I don't want to work anymore so I took my time getting here" or "I'm already bored and tired of working so I intentionally slept longer". How were your excuses and have you thought about some of 'em? Take care all!
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6 responses
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
6 Jul 08
Excuses are meant to sound 'politically correct' ,ain't it? If that's the case, how can an excuse be a true reflection of my thoughts? If it's a true reflection of my thoughts, I wouldn't call that Excuses, I would call it Reasons. Usually, if I am late, I give Reasons not excuses because what I say is all true.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Hey there pooh! You're right at that. Excuses are mostly just made up, well, excuses about something. That was the term I was looking for actually, reasons. Our friends mentioned them as well. I really admire your attitude of giving reasons. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
• India
6 Jul 08
well....i have made so many excuses on entering late in class....that its impossible to jot them all down!!!sumtyms i said..my roomie locked me in by mistake!!1 sumtyms i said..somebody latched my door from outside.....my id card fell on the way..i ws looking 4 it......i left my id in room..so had to walk back!!!..phew!!!just bcoz i cud not wk up early..i had 2 think of so many xcuses!!!1
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Yeah, sometimes there really are a lot of excuses we can make. Even waking up late tends to make us resourceful in thinking of excuses. But there are reasons as most of our friends explained as well. It's ok though. Thanks for dropping by!
@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
That's not the accurate excuse you're telling us here but the most reasonable reason for getting late . Sometimes those excuses are true, heavy traffic due to an accident. But bosses don't accept traffic as an excuse anymore because where can you find a place in this country that has no traffic. Even celfones has a traffic. The perfect excuse, by the way of being absent is LBM. Looking for better management.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Yeah, I kinda messed up a bit with the start of the topic. You're correct. It's the real reason behind the excuse. LBM works wonders as well. I've seen quite a number who made that excuse but actually isn't and worked.
• Indonesia
6 Jul 08
I actually seldom come late to the office or school. I often come earlier in fact. I don't like being late, being late makes me agitated on the way. If I'm late, then it will be because reasons that's out of my control, like traffic because of some flood, or anything.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Excellent point. Whatever the circumstance may be, there are really things that are beyond out control. Thanks for brining that up. Yeah, there are really times that traffic is terrible and even if you give an allowance of 30 minutes to an hour, it still isn't enough at that point.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I have adopted the saying I would prefer not. It isn't a outright no and it usually catches the person off guard. That allows me enough time to get away or think of something better. My real reason is probably that I am just lazy, but that is a valid and truthful reason, not an excuse. So the next time someone asks you to do something just say I would prefer not, and walk away.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
I agree. Sometimes we just can't help but say yes to almost anything. It wouldn't hurt to say "no" sometimes. We owe it to ourselves and we don't need to please anybody. It works as well though to buy you more time. Thanks for dropping by!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Whenever I was late for work the real honest to goodness excuse was that I had trouble getting out of bed, and I hit the snooze a few too many times. Of course there were days when there were real excuses, such as one day the electricity was off and I could not get my garage door openened. The last week that I ever worked for someone else other than myself, I was 8 months pregnant. I was about 10 minutes late one day, because I was just having trouble moving, because the baby was so huge. It was my next to last day of work anyways, and it wasn't like I was going to get fired or anything. I had my sond 5 days later. They were just afraid I was going to drop the baby right there at the office.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
That is perfectly understandable. I do ignore my alarm once in a while especially when I'm very comfortable. It usually takes me more than 30 minutes to finally stand up. And of course, I'm pretty sure it's ok for them for you to be late that day. Best wishes for your baby and your family. take care and thanks!