I’m sure we’ve all been there. You’re sitting in a meeting, the lights are buzzing, the room is just a few degrees too warm, the presentation is dragging out for forever, and the speaker is barely keeping anyone’s attention with his monotone voice and constant need to look at his notecards. If only some emergency would happen. Perhaps your brother could suddenly get in a fender-bender and need you to rescue him. Maybe your water tank could explode into your apartment. Anything would be better than sitting through that stifling meeting.
Well, that could actually be an option. I’m not saying that your water tank could psychically burst all over your utility closet floor at mere whimsy, but the person you’re making the excuse to doesn’t need to know that.
Here’s the skinny on getting out of something lame. Let’s say you’re out on a date, and the girl who was really cute and bubbly at the party where you two met is turning out to have more hot air than the Goodyear Blimp. Just set the timer on your phone, or heck, an iPod Touch will do just as nicely, and enter the name or number you want to be displayed when the device goes off. It’s really easy. However, keep your excuse to something that doesn’t require you to provide photo evidence of later, like a new addition to the family. Stick with a car accident. It’s something that usually requires immediate attention, but it’s easy to explain away as something that everyone was able to walk away from with only minor injuries.
Now, I would love to continue with this article, but my water tank exploded, and I need to take care of it immediately. . .