Too often we find ourselves needing a really good reason to politely decline an invitation. A recent poll suggests we’re all full of excuses. Being tired is number one on the list. Here are the others that you might be familiar with as well.

“It’s too cold.”

“I forgot.”

“I’ll start tomorrow.”

“I didn’t sleep well last night.”

“I’m trying to save money.”

“I just can’t be bothered.”

“I’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“I’ve got a headache.”

“I’ve made other plans.”