It was supposed to be a great day with friends, but just when you thought everything will work out, that one friend suddenly goes M.I.A. and turns off his/her phone. Sounds familiar? Yup, it happens to us most of the time.
But no matter how pissed off we get with these lame excuses, admit it—we’re also guilty of doing the same from time to time.
Below are the most common excuses we’ve all heard, and, well, used to cancel on barkada plans:
“Di ako pinayagan”
What it usually means: ‘Di ako pinayagan… ng sarili ko.
“Outing with family”
What it usually means: I just want to stay at home.
“I’m sick/My family member is sick”
What it usually means: I’m sick, sick of you guys.
“Late ako nagising”
What it usually means: I really didn’t want to come.
“May nauna na ‘kong lakad”
What it usually means: I have other priorities, but I wouldn’t want to hurt your feelings.
“May ibang nag-aya, biglaan”
What is usually means: I think it will be more fun there.
“Birthday ng kaibigan ng pinsan ko”
What it usually means: I really don’t have money, so I’ll go to a birthday party instead.
Other meaning: There really is no birthday party. I just invented it.
“I’ve consumed all my leaves”
What it usually means: “I’m saving my leaves for other trips.”
Other meaning: “I’ve really consumed all my leaves.”
What is the most common excuse in your barkada circle? Tell us in the comments section below!