today I was in Big bux and I saw our local journalist. She was by herself so I said:
"You are more then welcome to join me if you like"
"I would but I have bills to pay!"
I thought, now that is one of the most lame excuses I ever heard. It reminded me of when I had a blind date in Hampden (Baltimore) at a pizza shop.
the guy wasn't there but 5 minutes when he said: "I've gotta go, I think I left my oven on!"