It is usually said that friends don’t let you do stupid things alone, but in reality, they do. Sometimes they will try countless tactics to cancel that plan or get their way out of it, just because they find it silly or stupid or out of their league. We all have this one friend (or maybe we are that friend) who has hundreds of reasons and excuses handy to get him or her out of a plan. How? Let’s find out –
Distract them with a new plan
Trust me, it always works. Don’t want to watch that stupid romantic movie with your gang? Just tell them about this other amazing movie launching next week or suggest they save for that 50% sale at their favourite store. Well, they have to change their mind for their (secretly your) good!
Stuck at work
If pitching a new idea didn’t do any good, you can always blame it on your “hectic” schedule for not going out with your friends. It’s okay to lie sometimes, especially, if you do not want to get embarrassed by your gang at the club.
Convince them with “we’ll do this next time”
It’s fine if you don’t want to go to the amusement park with the scariest rides, but you cannot always break your friend’s heart. This is where the golden “don’t be upset, we’ll do this next time” enters. And honestly, you can keep your promise, well, at least sometimes.
I can’t explain, I’ll call next week
Okay, so you tried everything to convince your friends to change their plans, but they didn’t. So, now you are left with only one option – ditching the plan at the last moment. Here’s the simplest excuse – “I can’t explain, I’ll call next week.” The lack of information makes it effective, and who will remember to ask you next week, right?
You guys go, I’ll just catch up in a while
Yes, we hear this often. When one of your buddies will send a text saying he or she might get late and we must continue. Oh, aren’t they so considerate? Well, yes, they consider their feelings. Most of the time, this actually means “you guys can enjoy, I am not interested.”
Just go with them
Sometimes, it is important to put their interests before ours (only sometimes). So, if your friend is excited to do something, no matter how silly, join in with them and support them in their stupid ideas.
Prank call, ring the bell and run, scary roller coaster ride, spontaneous Goa plan (who are we kidding, that never happens), there are so many silly things that one might want to do, and that’s why friends do need a book of excuses.