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List all the excuses you’ve heard people use this week. Include ones from newspapers, radio, television, and overheard conversations.

I don’t have any time these days. I woke up late. I didn’t know I was supposed to. I slept in. I didn’t use it last. You didn’t tell me to. I thought that you were going to. I was sleepy. I didn’t know you were ready. I needed some “me” time.

Were you waiting on me? I stayed up too late. You didn’t remind me. You didn’t wake me up. The car is too far. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t plan on it. I didn’t know it was my turn. I’ll get it tomorrow. I’ll call later. I forgot. He didn’t go get it. Simply, I didn’t feel like it. They didn’t answer. I thought I told you…

Excuses are really selfish. They’re usually about what “I” did or didn’t want to do. Or what “you” did or didn’t do. All they do is place your responsibility on someone else.

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