Apr 2, 2010

Lame excuse

'sorry i can't go to your wedding because I have to watch my favorite drama series on that night.'

'oh the drama will be starting in 10 mins, I have to go home now'

Do you still get that kind of excuse from someone you know? If you say yes, it is easy to apprehend if you are still kids or you are aunties. For someone like me, who is half past mid twenties, it is weird to still get that kind of excuse from someone around my age.

I still remember around age 10, my siblings and I used to walk home from home. We will walked faster to catch the series of 'Art Attack.' It is normal for kids to set tv as first priority of their life. They can skip meals just to watch their favorite cartoon.

Drama and telenova series had always been able to memerize aunties or housewives at home. That is what they talk about when they meet at market or neighbourhood. They talk about how unfaithful is the guy, or how they wish they can slap the bitch, or how pitiful is the wife with the cheating husband. 'I need to rush home now to cook and then watch drama', is their usual ending to end a never ending gosiping conversation.

Now you know the reason I said the excuses are usually from kids or housewives. Even a tv lover like me won't use tv as excuse to any activity. What drama can be more important than life? Maybe it is only a courtesy excuse for rejecting the invitation. Perhaps.... the person learned it from his or her mother.

6 comments:

[SK] said...

oh come on, that's really a very lame excuse!! can't turn up because need to watch drama?? how funny.. don't even try to make up a nicer story..

Ghosty Nana said...

Cool down, [SK]. Very lame excuse really. This post is just random thought of mine. Eventhough I don't get to hear this kind of excuse often, I still heard similar excuse from time to time.

Bananazą“• said...

Used to be very *paiseh* when saying NO and started to give detailed reasons oblada obladi or excuses until my sister-in-law put some sense into me. Not anymore now I would just say sorry I cannot make it...[full stop]. But some insisted to know why and my reply would be either out of town, got prior appointment without telling where I'll be going or what appointment with whom, where etc because I don't owe that person an explanation. tQ

Ghosty Nana said...

Yes you are right, there is no need to go into detail in giving excuse. The more explanation we give, the more fake our excuse is.

holie said...

i heard thAt excuse before from a few friends (age between 25 to 36)... i don't think its lame coz watchin tv drama could be their life!! lol...

Ghosty Nana said...

Hahahaha, careful o. Some of your friends are my friends too!! Opss! Am I talking about myself? It is their choice anyway. Cheers!