Thursday, May 30, 2013

31 Excuses (Feeble and Otherwise) for Failure

  1. It wasn't that bad.
  2. Others have done worse.
  3. We weren't to blame.
  4. We were forced to do it.
  5. We didn't know we were doing it.
  6. Our critics are hypocrites.
  7. Our critics are unfair.
  8. Our critics are evil.
  9. We had good intentions.
  10. We're a work in progress.
  11. We didn't have enough time.
  12. We didn't have enough resources.
  13. The situation was hazy.
  14. At least we tried.
  15. It's always been handled that way.
  16. It could have been worse.
  17. If we didn't do it, someone else would have.
  18. Everybody does it.
  19. When in Rome....
  20. You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
  21. It was out of our hands.
  22. We were just following orders.
  23. Our information was incomplete.
  24. We were raised that way.
  25. The experts advised us to do it.
  26. You've never walked in our shoes.
  27. It's the principle of the thing.
  28. If we did it for one, we'd have to do it for all.
  29. We did it by the book.
  30. We told others to handle it.
  31. What difference does it make?


Eric R. said...

32. That's just business.

Michael Wade said...


Good one!