” No I didnt. Honest... I ran out of gas! II had a flat tire! I didnt have enough money for cab fare! My tux didnt come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASNT MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!!! “
And, of course,”The dog ate my Summer of Recovery!”
Don’t forget the ATMs.