So what's your excuse?
June 13, 2009 5:25pm CST
There comes a time you have to confront a person that makes up silly excuses in just about almost any situation. It's like I remember reading this one post how can one make an excuse to a police officer for getting pulled over for speeding? What's a good excuse one can give to their boss if they keep coming late to work? What excuse can a student give to their professor if their assignment was not complete? There shouldn't be any excuse at all. I think people should admit to why they do such things that are at times wrong, be a man/woman and face the consequences. However, in a funny sense there are excuses you can let slip by like say if some religious guy might invite you to their congregation and you can just say like I'm sorry I can't make it I have an appoint or could say I have work in an hour. I get sometimes women that are asked out from a guy would make up something simple of an excuse. That's just in many ways a polite way of saying no right? But in all honesty excuses are lame, just confess and take it in.
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• United States
13 Jun 09
I agree with what you say that people shouldn't have any excuse if they are confronted at their own fault. Like when I come to work if my employee comes late there shouldn't be any excuse or if I find him not doing his job right there shouldn't be any excuse of that either. That what you spoke of where women make excuses to guys because they don't hook up is true, kind of like the movie Hitch in the beginning where if a woman gives that excuse why she isn't hooking up with the guy she's really saying, "Better luck next time, try harder!" Anyway, thanks for sharing this topic.
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• United States
14 Jun 09
i dont make no excuses at all. i got pulled over once the cop asked me do you know how fast you were going ? nope faster then you since i pass you up lol. i make no excuse for nothing, someone asked me to go to thier church i will tell them i dont belive in that sorry but maybe one day i might my dad ask me to go to church i tell him sorry i cant sit long and i am good. to me being honest about everything is better,ok almost everything
14 Jun 09
More often than not, I just tell the truth, no matter what it is, so the person will stop hoping. I often refuse to let a congregation to enter my house, not because I'm not religious but because I want them to concentrate their efforts on people who badly needs it so I just tell them to try someone else's and they'll gladly leave. I guess it depends on our ability to stay polite whenever we say "no" to someone. When invited and I know I can't come, I tell the truth and they're fine with it. The good thing about being stable and consistent is that you gain same respect from people. They learn to trust that whenever you say "no" there's a good reason for it. For people who love to make excuses, they often lose the interest among their friends, coz they know he's lying or something and he can't even tell them upfront, that's just lame. So they get disappointed until they stop believing whatever he says. When it comes to school, I'm punctual that kind of helps to avoid the unnecessary excuses that I have to make up... remember if you lie, you need to support it with another lie to corroborate the first lie until you find yourself weaving a dangerous web that you can no longer escape... so why go through all those trouble when its so simple to say no and tell the truth.
14 Jun 09
we do always makes excuses my friend specially if we are bound to have it anyways. but i know its a polite way to say no but others may find it some what rude. but yes, i guess, its better to confess and say whats in your mind. if someone ask you for a date and don't like him, just say so. at least he wont be hurt that much than rather go out with him and then indeed in a bad evening. its the best way there is, be honest and even if your hurting them at least its worth it than rather hurt them more in a long run. thanks friend. jhelai