If you’ve ever wished you could snap your fingers and make every meeting on your calendar disappear, you’re not alone. Impending meetings have led to many sleepless nights, not to mention a myriad of creative excuses to get out of attending.
If you’re looking for a good (and believable) excuse, try using one of the following:
“I’m sorry, but I’m not feeling well and can’t make it to the meeting.”
“You’ll have to excuse my absence, since I will be praying for your forgiveness during that time.”
“Unfortunately, I can’t make it due to a conflict. The conflict is between the meeting and my desire not to go.”
In life, we are often forced to do things we don’t want to do. And at work, we’re always forced to do things we don’t want to do. Meetings are at the top of that list, which is why having a strategy to get out of them is so important.