Sheepish Bulldog
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There’s an excuse for everything, but in case you don’t have one handy, here are a few you can use which, I think, cover most situations…

• Somebody else must have been in here before me.
• I did exactly what the directions said to do.
• I was out that day.
• I was set up.
• I wasn’t thinking straight.
• I thought we were just kidding around.
• Nobody gave me any warning.
• I’m allergic.
• The alarm didn’t go off.
• Everybody does it this way.
• It seemed like a good idea at the time.
• The salesman said this wouldn’t happen.
• I was just following orders.
• It was here a minute ago.
• I never said I was an expert.
• You can’t win ’em all.
• It wasn’t my idea.