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Old 09-06-2016, 05:14 PM
BeeGee BeeGee is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austin, TX
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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.

That's what I do. "I'm sorry, I can't." If pushed hard enough, the answer may change to "Because I don't want to." But only if you push me hard enough.

That's the answer my cousin finally gets. She always wants me to go to this one restaurant when she comes to town. It's way on the other side of town. It caters to tourists and loudmouths. The food is reputed to be very bad. The clientele wants to pretend they're in Key West. No. I've been in this town for 35 years and I've never gone there.