“I am busy” or “I don’t have the time for this” is one of the commonest or the most common excuse I hear these days. Have you encountered such? And then I ask immediately, “when did you last brush your teeth or what was your last meal?” They don’t realize immediately that an answer in the affirmative or with details lands them in trouble right away. They don’t realize that they are being contradictory. Not that I go to pick bones with anybody, #justsaying. Most people may not ask, a few would, so keep your answers ready or your place is in the soup! 😀
I don’t like this excuse at all, however rich in euphemism it is in. Or I refuse to take this priority nonsense! I find the people who say such poor in thought and vocabulary at the same time. In short, I lose respect. I’d like to hear an answer which says, “No, I can’t be a part of this because I don’t want to at the moment.” I like the WYSIWYG types, easy on the mind, less stressful, and very real.
My common excuse is I’m lazy.. 😀 😀 (I can choose when I need to be lazy, and about what :P) In Malayalam often people ask, something to the effect of “how do you waste time? സമയം എങ്ങനെയാ കളയുന്നത് ?” and I am like “why should you, in the first place?” to which a friend tells me, it is a starter to a conversation don’t take it to heart! 😛 😛 we know they neither have a vocabulary nor do they make an effort to think.
സമയം(time) എങ്ങനെയാ (how) കളയുന്നത് (literally waste/can be translated to idle away in the context)