1.28.2009

The worst of excuses

This is what I want to know...what is the worst excuse you've gotten from a guy/girl when turning you down for a date?

Here are a few I have gotten, or heard [obviously not ALL of these happened to me]:
1. Sorry, I have to work late tonight
2. My work schedule for the next couple months is just real hectic
3. I don't think I can make it all the way out to Pasadena.
4. I have to pack all day for this weekend trip I'm going on.
5. I'm expecting an important phone call

And the thing is, I don't know who to blame more...the person who keeps TRYING for a date after these lame excuses or the person who can't just say "no thanks, I'm not interested." Please people, we would not be as excited for movies like "He's Just Not That Into You" if we knew how to be a little more honest.

10 comments:

Robin said...

I just read this one on my friend's facebook: AFTER getting asked out on a date, the guy then cancelled, saying, "I prayed about it and God told me not to date you." Top THAT.

Griz said...

Well, I have to tell you I have an ex-friend that actually ended up marrying a guy we all tried to tell her was just not that into her. She was even given that book. She persevered and he could never just say no I am not that into you, so they are stuck!

John said...

I have to change the air in my tires.

Yeti said...

um...wow, I don't really know what to say to ALL of these - awful.

Blaming it on GOD??? Really?? Where's a lightening bolt when you need one?

And wearing a guy down until he'll finally be with you?? ouch!

John, tires? So sorry man. But mine do run out of air a lot (although i can't say it has taken more than 10 min. to fill them all up)

Sarah Christoph said...

Ok, I got the "GOD" talk too,here goes, AFTER ASKING ME out, and planning our date, and telling me what time to be ready, the guy calls 15 minutes before he's supposed to arrive at my door and says, "Hey I know we were planning to go out tonight, but it's been a crazy day at work, I got a speeding ticket, and my ex-fiance called me. I think this is just a sign from God that going on a date with you is not what I should be doing with my time right now." ...Later he saw me at church and gave me a "hello, hope things are going well etc., God has a plan for your life" speech. TOP THAT!... and this was 3 months ago. :)

Robin C. said...

Okay....a guy named Mark and I had tickets to a play (i had won them on the radio). We had gone out before so it was okay to ask him to go with me...anyway, he never called or showed. I can't even remember if he called the next day or if I called him but I asked "what happened?". He told me he had to go to Chicago on business (yep, that's it). I asked if their were phones in Chicago and he LAUGHED and asked me if we could go out again. I laughed and told him, "HELL NO".

I still see him every once in a while with his wife and child and he acts like he doesn't know me (i do the same!).

...love Maegan said...

lol. . .the last sentence!!!!

Dating Without Pants said...

I have lots more success with getting stood up than getting lame excuses. I think girls are just afraid to talk to me, haha.

Charlie J said...

It does go both ways.....

I asked a girl out once many years ago and her reply was a little laughter and then a "who, ME go out with YOU?".....

Yeti said...

charlie...that is just PAINFUL!

ALL of these are. people are mean!