Have You Faked An Excuse To Get Out Of Plans?
Apparently making plans is a good thing until the planned day arrives...then making excuses takes over...
A new survey found that nearly half of us have FAKED an excuse to get out of plans we've made. And it's usually so we can just sit at home and do something else.
According to the survey, faking excuses appears to be taking a toll on the emotional well-being of Americans, with 43% of excuse makers reporting feelings of guilt over their excuse making. Women, in particular, shoulder the weight of this guilt more significantly than their male counterparts (47% vs. 39%).
1. 7 out of 10 of people who've faked an excuse just wanted to stay home and binge-watch something.
2. When we skip out on plans, we're most likely to do it via text.
3. 4 out of 10 people who've faked an excuse said they feel guilty when they cancel. But 6 out of 10 also said they feel a sense of relief.
4. Some fakers said they've avoided social media so they wouldn't get caught in a lie...have turned their phone off...or have turned all the lights off in their home, just in case someone checked in on them.