21st Century Excuses
10. My dog ate my homework.
“I got a virus”
9. I lost my keys.
“My battery was low and I lost my charger.”
8. My grandmother died.
“My grandmother’s computer died.”
7. I had the wrong conference room.
“The meeting had the wrong call-in number.”
6. It was lost in the mail.
“Did you check your spam filter?”
5. I gave it to…
“What was your email address again? I think I sent it to the wrong person.”
4. I wasn’t home, I didn’t get your message.
“My phone has been acting really weird lately, I get really bad reception there.”
3. The library didn’t have that book.
“I tried, but it said the website was down.”
2. I went by your office, you weren’t there–Weird, I’ll come by again later.
“I sent you an email last night, didn’t you get it? Weird, I’ll send it again when I get back.”
1. I forgot.
“My calendar didn’t remind me.”