Look, sometimes we over extend ourselves on these holiday weekends. You get invited to like 4 or 5 BBQs in the span of 3 days. Some you wanna go to, and others well, not so much. Of course you simply just can’t cancel. That’s barbaric. You need a legitimate excuse that does 2 things…
- Totally makes the BBQ hosts think you’re doing the right thing not coming
- Is not too severe of a lie (human death, human sickness) that you jinx yourself or your family.
So here are my top 10 excuses, use ‘em in good health.
1- Pipes burst in your house.
2- Dog ate something toxic so you need to go to the vet.
3- In-laws paid a surprise visit.
4- Minor fire in the kitchen.
5- House next door was robbed and cops are questioning people in the neighborhood.
6- Tree fell and hit power-lines near your home so you need to wait for the local power company.
7- Dog ran away.
8- Smoke is coming from your neighbor’s house and since they’re not home you need to call (and deal) with the firemen.
9- Friend stopped by who just found out his wife cheated on him.
10- Dog brought a skunk in your house.