Active Now

Slartibartfast
my2cents
Element 99
RosieG
Ritesh
Discussion » Questions » Communication » What is the best excuse you've come up with for being late for any engagement?

What is the best excuse you've come up with for being late for any engagement?

Posted - September 4, 2018

Responses


  • 7311
    See?  This is perfect.  The problem is people on the receiving end sometimes think it is an excuse when it is not.  You truly were stuck in traffic or whatever the reason.  I do the same. 
      September 5, 2018 1:04 PM MDT
    3

  • 2494
    People who know me well know that I'm just stating the fact.
    And they know that I would not carelessly keep them waiting or deliberately inconvenience them.

    The only time it's embarrassing is the rare instance when it's someone new: I can't expect them to know that being late is not my norm.

    In general, it's unusual for anything to disrupt the plans.

    Some people in my circle have a rubbery sense of time. With them, I arrive on time anyway but bring a book and writing pad to make the time productive.
      September 6, 2018 1:14 AM MDT
    2

  • 3075
    I got pulled over for "allegedly" driving drunk.   It really happened and I was late to work.  No, I wasn't drunk, I just failed to signal before I changed lanes on the freeway at 2 am ... a completely empty freeway (for miles in either direction).  And I wasn't changing lanes, I was just avoiding a really bad stretch of roadway (massive potholes).
      September 4, 2018 10:15 PM MDT
    5

  • 7311
    I believe you on both accounts. :) :)  The truth prevails. :) :)
      September 5, 2018 1:04 PM MDT
    3

  • 3462
    Arms trapped in vending machines:

      September 4, 2018 11:04 PM MDT
    3

  • 7311
    I LOVE THIS!
    The next time I need an excuse, would you mind if I used it? :) :) Thanks Nevan! This post was edited by Merlin at September 6, 2018 4:12 AM MDT
      September 5, 2018 1:06 PM MDT
    2

  • 25142

      Suddenly burst into the room all out of breath and shout, "DON'T PAY THE RANSOM; I ESCAPED!"

    :)
      September 5, 2018 6:07 AM MDT
    3

  • 7311
    Your sense of drama and humor are too much.  I could never use this because "ONLY YOU" could pull this off.
    A Classic Randy D!  :) :)

    ...Always!
      September 5, 2018 1:09 PM MDT
    3

  • 10039
    I'm rarely late and when I am it's due to circumstances beyond my control such as a traffic accident or some such thing, and I would tell the truth.
      September 5, 2018 9:20 AM MDT
    2

  • 7311
    I believe you as would any that know you.  You are true to your word.  Thanks SpunkySenior. :) :)
      September 5, 2018 1:10 PM MDT
    4

  • 10039
    Thank you. :)  So are you.
      September 6, 2018 9:55 AM MDT
    1

  • 5740
    No don't play that kind of game. If I show up late and am asked why I give the actual reason. 
      September 6, 2018 4:53 AM MDT
    1

  • 7311
    Hi officegirl~ :) :)  It's always nice to see you. :) :)
      September 6, 2018 4:56 AM MDT
    1

  • 5740
    Oh thank you what  a nice thing to say.
      September 6, 2018 4:59 AM MDT
    1

  • 22385
    cant conne , i just got hit by a car
      September 6, 2018 5:25 PM MDT
    0