These are some of the excuses we have heard:
1. I have a flat tire.
2. I'm getting a haircut.
3. I have to feed the dog/cat.
4. I'm taking a break from alcohol.
5. I'm getting snow tires put on/taken off.
6. I have exams.
7. I'm training for a competition.
8. I'm still recovering from the previous Thursday happy hour.
9. I didn't receive the e-mail announcement.
10.I forgot it was Thursday.