Yes it’s the first night of Purim, but is that really a reason for missing a book reading? Here are some other excuses.

Got a school concert tonight — best of luck and I love your new blog.
My child is more important to me than you are.

I wish I could be there.
I am tired and have to wash my hair.

I will be in the city tonight, but good luck with it.
Cute that you’re having a reading. Very cute.

Sorry, I can’t make it have. Have fun!
I’m too lazy to even bother making up an excuse.

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Tonight is the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Damn! Wish I had gotten this earlier!
Sheesh, that was close.