Excuse who ?

Don’t we all have something to say about something especially when it doesn’t go as expected? In the hope of being understood, forgiven or for the better letting it pass.

There’s always a reason for something not going your way. It’s like we have some chip planted in our ears with the voice of reason, because many are the times that you’ll find the best excuse on our finger-tips….and you end up asking yourself ” whooa, where did that come from?, because it didn’t take a split second for you to think about it.

We are the masters of excuses — from the very reasonable ones to the most unreasonable ones you even wonder why you just had to use it. It’s one of the hardest things to scrape off.

Ever been in a position where you need have a reason or excuse for your shortcoming, but giving that true reason/excuse just sounds fake, well I’ve had a couple of them

When I was in highschool, I came home like really late someday I’d gone shopping. Then on arriving home and my folks are soo worried (at about 10pm), I tell them the tale of how I had left my Shopping (clothes&shoes) in the matatu, and I had to wait for it to come back, then go get the stuff because someone else had claimed them…and my dad wasn’t buying that story. Though I cut out the part where I was talking to a boy and he helped me get my stuff back so I wasn’t alone in this, in his head he was thinking how I went dealing with conductors and drivers alone.

At that point I thought I should’ve just said the matatu broke down…it would’ve sounded more believable. Because as I narrated that long tell, I could even hear my inner self saying this sounds like a made up story. Change the plot…haha but I had to stick with the truth as fake as it sounded though I doubt to this day he’s ever believed.

Anyway, other scenarios:

Late to an occassion – There was really bad traffic / car broke down / there was no public vehicles

Not done assignment – Clogged with work didn’t have time to do it/ I’ve forgotten it at home

Not met deadline – Too much work or scope to wide, can we extend the

Gotten home late  – Had to keep my friends company, had to wait for a ride home, car broke down, too much traffic, no vehicles….lol, { My folks never ask anymore, there’s always something going on, I think they’ve heard everything so it’s for repeating in case they ever ask.}

Not attending a friends occasions – Oops had so much to do at home/work I couldn’t make it.

Not in a good mood – Someone has pissed me off, it’s just a lousy day, I didn’t get enough sleep..

Oh well, this is what they say about excuses:

Don’t do what you’ll have to find an excuse for ~ Proverb

No one ever excused his way to success ~ Dave Del Dotto

Excuses are the tools with which no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing ~ Steven Grayhm

In short, excuses should not be an excuse anymore… instead try to avoid circumstances that will lead you giving excuses especially those lame ones, or just don’t give any, because bad excuses are worse than none.

Look who’s talking, well in this case writing but I’ll try do the same…since that ladder of success needs to be climbed.


“I respect my limitations, but I don’t use them as an excuse. “~ Stephen R. Donaldson


Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*