Help me make my excuses for not attending a party at the last minute
October 17, 2009 2:01 AM Subscribe
How can I gracefully pull out of attending a party at the last moment?
posted by t0astie to Human Relations (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know there is no really truly good way to do this. But I'm due to attend a party in about five minutes and I just REALLY don't want to go. Three days ago, I was all ''I'll see you there'' to the host, who is someone I've previously been friends with but have come to dislike quite a bit. I thought I would just go to this thing and then have nothing more to do with her. But actually, now it's come time to leave, I'd rather skip straight to ''nothing more to do with her''.
I know, on one level, that if I'm having nothing more to do with her, it doesn't really matter what I say. But I'd still prefer not to be outright offensive and just not turn up. She's not a bad person or deserving of rudeness just because I don't like her.
So AskMe, I ask you, what is the least painful / most graceful way I can advise I'm not coming after all? Preference for short and simple rather than elaborate excuses.