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13 Excuses That Only Work In New York

By Katherine Ripley

13 Excuses That Only Work In New York

 

If you tried any of these anywhere else, they would make no sense. Good thing we live in this crazy city.

 

1. “Sorry I’m late. The A got rerouted to the F line and I ended up in Brooklyn.”

[Diego Torres Silvestre/Flickr]
[Diego Torres Silvestre/Flickr]
2. “I can’t make it out tonight. The L is fucked.”

[Stephen Rees/Flickr]
[Stephen Rees/Flickr]
3. “Sorry I’m late. My MetroCard was empty to I had to walk to Canal street to refill it.”

[NYC Talking]
[NYC Talking]
4. “I know we have plans but I need to cancel. I need to snag this one bedroom apartment today before someone else does.”

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[iris/Flickr]
5. “Sorry I’m late. I think the train’s dispatcher has it out for me.”

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6. “I can’t get to work today. The Pope is here.”

[Independent]
[Independent]
7. “Sorry I had to take such a long lunch break. The line at Katz was particularly ridiculous today.”

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[Food Smackdown]
[Food Smackdown]
8. “No I can’t meet you at that coffee shop. Their bathroom is for employees only.”

[Etsy]
[Etsy]
9. “Sorry I’m late. I was buying my seventh umbrella.”

[Daily Mail]
[Daily Mail]
10. “I don’t think this is going to work out. You live in Washington Heights and I live in Bushwick. I just can’t do long-distance.”

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[sheknows.com]
 11. “I don’t think this is going to work out. You’re a Mets fan and I’m a Yankees fan.”

[NY Daily News]
[NY Daily News]
12. “I’m gonna have to cancel our 8pm dinner plans. My boss needs me to work late.”

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13. “No I can’t get breakfast. I have to move my car.”

[Mark Lyon/Flickr]
[Mark Lyon/Flickr]

Cover photo credit: Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr

 

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