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What's Your Favorite Tech Excuse?

What's Your Favorite Tech Excuse?

"My phone died unexpectedly." "I just walked into a dead zone." "It's weird, but my phone has just been dropping calls right and left."


You know there are those phone calls you just have to get out of, and cell phones are all too easy to blame when you "accidentally" get "cut off."

Mom starts bugging you about your job hunt? Whoops! Got cut off. BFF crying to you for the fortieth time about her on-again off-again boyfriend? Whoopsies! Cut off again.

There are times you just cannot bear to stay in a conversation but don't want to be totally rude — and that's where a little white tech lie comes in. Plus, everyone knows you don't always get enough bars in enough places. I'm a big fan of, "Oh gosh, my phone is about to die!" So they don't mistake my fake cutoff for a hang up.

Do you ever blame your phone for malfunctioning when you want to get out of a phone conversation that's going nowhere?

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