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Old 09-06-2016, 09:45 AM
Chefguy Chefguy is offline
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Originally Posted by Mean Mr. Mustard View Post
I know this thread is approximately half in jest, but I don't get why so many folks feel the obligation to provide a reason they are declining an invitation.

"I'm sorry, I can't make it."

This works for me, and I think it much better than inventing an excuse.

You find out who are your friends and who is just using you pretty quickly, for sure. Happened to us recently concerning some rather tedious pet sitting. We finally said that we weren't going to be available for that any longer, and haven't heard from them since.