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Need an excuse for skipping Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow #5279014 11/27/19 03:57 PM
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I have many family members who view these gatherings as mandatory and not attending is literal sin.

Need a really good excuse for not going.

Re: Need an excuse for skipping Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow [Re: Reddy45] #5279016 11/27/19 03:59 PM
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Pink eye.


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Post your phone number here, and someone here will call you every 1/2 hour for a work related emergency you'll need to respond to. If you don't have a job, that one's on you.,,,

Re: Need an excuse for skipping Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow [Re: Reddy45] #5279023 11/27/19 04:01 PM
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Herpes outbreak

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Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


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Originally Posted by HangFire
Pink eye.


Too visible of an ailment. Also never had it before in my life.

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Post your phone number here, and someone here will call you every 1/2 hour for a work related emergency you'll need to respond to. If you don't have a job, that one's on you.,,,


Not bad but I'd have to go and then leave. Need an excuse to not have to go in the first place.

Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Herpes outbreak


I just need an excuse for THIS TIME, not for the rest of my life. LOL

Re: Need an excuse for skipping Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow [Re: rooflessVW] #5279029 11/27/19 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


You'd think it would be that simple, and if my family were possibly not insane then yes I could just say "hey I'm not feelin it this year". But it's not that simple.

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Ahhh, family scorn for not going to the completely horrible family get together.

First off, you've got to ditch the guilt that they're trying to put on you. I've got members of my family I'd rather not associate with - you pick your friends but cannot pick family.

All that said, you asked for ideas:

Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


This, except I'd say you won't go - not that you don't want to go. Subtle difference but less argument that way.

Or you can call in afraid, as in "I'm afraid I can't make it" LOL

Or show up really drunk, they won't invite you next year.

Or you are sick.

Next year, plan a vacation to somewhere tropical and get "stuck" there.


Last edited by JLTD; 11/27/19 04:10 PM.

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Originally Posted by JLTD
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


This. Or you can call in afraid, as in "I'm afraid I can't make it" LOL

Or show up really drunk, they won't invite you next year.

Or you are sick.

Next year, plan a vacation to somewhere tropical and get "stuck" there.



Sick is my last resort, but it's an excuse I've used many many times and they know it's BS by now.

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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Originally Posted by JLTD
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


This. Or you can call in afraid, as in "I'm afraid I can't make it" LOL

Or show up really drunk, they won't invite you next year.

Or you are sick.

Next year, plan a vacation to somewhere tropical and get "stuck" there.



Sick is my last resort, but it's an excuse I've used many many times and they know it's BS by now.


You posted WAY too fast, I wasn't done editing yet. grin

Well it'll depend on your family's behavior. To some you can just say "I'm sick, just the same way I was sick for the last several years."
Some you could say, "I'm sick of all of you and this fakey fake dinner"
Lots of things you can say, but first thing is to ditch the guilt.


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football. you want to watch it in the comfort of your sofa.

Re: Need an excuse for skipping Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow [Re: rooflessVW] #5279034 11/27/19 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Just man up, say you don't want to go, and then don't go.


Yes, do this. It's just not worth lying about.

Just say you have had a lot going on, need to take a day for Mental health desperately (I am there now myself).

I don't know how old you are, but you'll learn as you get older, lying is never worth it in the long run. Phrase things politely, accept the fault of your own and not tell the other party it's theirs, and then go relax and do what you need.

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What’s different “This Time”?

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Bad weather.

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I hate going because of certain people there. But I would disappoint my Saint Mother-In-Law if I wasn't there. So I go, stay off to the side, eat some food and leave early. All good.


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