From today's Guardian, a small piece from the wonderful (even if he is American) Tim Dowling. In it he suggests that many people tell porkies to avoid drinking at Christmas parties. The usual one being "Not for me, thanks, I'm driving." Even though they're not and have no intention of getting behind the wheel.
Well, Mr Dowling had some other possible excuses for our delight and my two favourites need repeating.
"No thanks, I get really racist after a couple of drinks."
Yep - I know some of those.
And . . .
"Before I accept I should warn you that I brought a guitar with me."
I fear I might be that one.