To save time for this department and yourself, please give your excuse by number. The list below covers most situations.
1. That’s the way we’ve always done it.
2. I didn’t know you were in a hurry for it
3. That’s not in my department.
4. No one told me to go ahead.
5. I’m waiting for an OK.
6. How did I know this was different?
7. That is his job, not mine.
8. Wait till the boss comes back and ask him.
9. I forgot.
10. I didn’t think it was very important.
11. I’m so busy, that I just can’t get around to it.
12. I thought I told you!