Excuses, Everyone Has One…

Aug 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I could write a book about excuses. Employees have excuses for not coming into work, showing up late for work, forgetting to let my mechanic know about an engine noise in one of the trucks and so on.

Customers always have excuses of why their vehicle was towed by the police department. Most will never admit it was because of something they did. It’s always someone else’s fault.

Kids come up with excellent excuses for almost everything. They have quite the imagination when they are asked why they did or didn’t do something. I think in my household, my two kids used “I forgot” as an excuse for why the dishes weren’t done, their rooms weren’t picked up or they didn’t feed and water the cats.

A fellow tower told me a story about one of her drivers. It seems his grandmother died twice in one year. This same driver couldn’t remember tows from one week to the next. He also couldn’t remember customers, locations or prices until one day a detective asked her if she ever met his twin brother. Yes, this driver was sending his twin brother to work for him.

I admit I’ve had to use an excuse or two. I don’t like it, but it seems “I forget” sometimes. Truly, it’s because time just gets away from us and not because we really are forgetful — right? (I think that’s as good an excuse as any. Don’t you?)