So here’s the game.
Pretend you have to explain why you aren’t coming in to work, class, home, or another essential destination, and pretend that (for whatever reason) your boss, spouse, professor—whoever has the right to the full tale—is absolutely, positively going to find out some portion of the truth.
You don’t have the time, the desire, or perhaps police permission to go into the whole explanation, so you hone it down to thirty or fewer words. But the excuse you come up with HAS to keep your phone call recipient awake until he or she gets the full explanation.
“I can’t come in today because…” is a given. “Gotta go now!” is a given. You don’t have to count those words.
Just come up with three amazing excuses that will require some major explanation later. And keep them PG 13 clean. 😀
Here are my three examples:
I CAN’T COME IN TO WORK TODAY BECAUSE:
- I’m on my way to the ER because I caught my nipple in a chain-link fence.
- The National Guard has cordoned off the space ship and my house is inside the perimeter.
- The other tiger is still loose.
GOTTA GO NOW!