Defining The Term 'Too Busy'

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Being "too busy" is a luxury many of us pretend we have, but in actual fact just use as an excuse to get out of god awful plans. We have all done it, and it's the kind of statement no one can argue with. But it's not always what it seems and the way a person uses the phrase "too busy" can reflect a lot about their personality and what their true intentions are. 

(Warning: Please do not take everything I say seriously, I like to have a laugh)





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Scenario 

You've been trying to arrange a night out with your estranged friend for months now and nothing ever comes of it. Every time you arrange a date something else comes up.


Excuse
"I'm sorry, I'm just too busy right now to arrange anything." 

Definition

This person has zero intention of arranging anything. Ever. You don't need waste time trying to see them, because if they really wanted to see you it wouldn't be this hard and they would make time. Remember; if someone doesn't want to know you, you don't want to know them first. 


Scenario
The guy you're currently seeing, but also kinda hate, keeps texting you to meet. He's super clingy and over emotional and there's no way you can stand to keep meeting with him. 

Excuse
"I'm just sooo busy with work right now, I don't think I could manage it."  

Definition 

Total fib, but the best excuse to stall time and avoid actually dumping a person. Hopefully they'll eventually get fed up of asking and move on saving you both from a painfully awkward conversation.





Scenario

You're out shopping one weekend strolling from shop to shop until a stranger with a bunch of leaflets makes eye contact with you and asks if you have 5 minutes to do a quick survey. 

Excuse
"I'm sorry but I'm too busy, I don't have enough time" 

Definition

Does it need a definition? Ain't nobody got time for that! 


Scenario


You're out shopping one weekend strolling from shop to shop until a stranger with a bunch of leaflets makes eye contact with you and asks if you have 5 minutes to do a quick survey and for some completely bizarre reason you agree to it! 

Excuse

"This is taking too long, sorry I'm too busy for this"  

Definition

Actually a very genuine response, the only way to shake these people off is to be a little blunt. Remember when they say 5 minutes they actually mean 30. I am speaking from experience. 





Scenario

You bump into a school friend or maybe an old colleague, you have general small talk and ask them what they have been up to over the last few years.

Excuse

"Ugh, I've just been so busy lately, you wouldn't believe it!" 

Definition

Okay, what a complete exaggerator. You actually shouldn't believe it, because it's totally not true. If you can refrain from rolling your eyes when they say this to you then credit where it is due my friend.  


Scenario

One of those seedy boys who ripped the piss out of you during your school years but likes all your pics on Facebook now since you got hot, messages you out of the blue. 

Excuse

"So sorry I didn't call/text you back. I was so busy I totally forgot"

Definition

Liar, liar pants on fire. You couldn't be arsed to get into a convo. It will only be the boring general chit chat anyway, so it's not like you're missing out. We've all done it.  




Scenario

You ask your mom to come outside and take some pictures of your outfit for your new blog post. 

Excuse

"Not now, I'm busy" 

Definition

Rude as hell. We all know she isn't busy, she just can't be arsed. But it's Momma, and you love her. So be nice to her. Also, she isn't that good at taking photos without getting too much sky or too much ground in it anyway. 


Scenario

You're browsing through Facebook and you see that person who is ALWAYS online whether they're liking pictures, writing statuses or tagging their mates in memes about wine. 

Excuse

"I'm too busy working on my grass to know if yours is greener"

Definition

This person is ONLY on Facebook to compare themselves to all their friends, acquaintances and enemies and to see what they are all up to. Deletes anyone that appears to have a more glam lifestyle. Insists they aren't jealous and bitter. 




Scenario
Another avid Facebook user pops up, this one constantly posts motivational quotes about how they're going to be rich and successful due to the constant 'grind' they put in.

Excuse

"Too busy doing me"  

Definition

This is to distract us all from the fact that they probably sleep in till 10am, and claim job seekers allowance which they spend on new tattoos to complete their sleeve. 


Scenario

You're going through Snapchat and you see one of those blacked out pictures that just have text on them with music playing in the background. It says:

Excuse

"I'm too busy living my life to worry about what people think of me" 

Definition

More than likely they have just gone through a break up where they probably got cheated. Definitely getting around a bit now, and definitely doesn't give a fuck. You go Glen Coco, get that body count up! 


Since I am basically an expert at decoding the dreaded "too busy" should you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to ask for my assistance! (Again, a joke)


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