12 Flaky Texts We All Send to Get Out of Plans

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We've all been there before — it's a regular Tuesday night and you just want to watch Netflix and stay in bed, though your friends want you try a new restaurant with them. So you do what everyone else does: come up with an excuse, a white lie, and stay warm in bed, deliriously happy not to be outside.

If you've run out of excuses or just need a handy list for the next time you need to flake, we've come up with the most popular and accepted texts we send. Sure, honesty is the best policy but sometimes you want to keep it to yourself that you're rewatching Gilmore Girls again.

01
Blaming the other person
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Blaming the other person

02
Using the grandma/grandpa emoji
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Using the grandma/grandpa emoji

03
Showing how sad you are to miss out
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Showing how sad you are to miss out

04
Being as vague as possible
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Being as vague as possible

05
Pretending you don't have a spare charger
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Pretending you don't have a spare charger

06
Blaming transportation
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Blaming transportation

07
Lying through your teeth
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Lying through your teeth

08
Using your best friend as a clutch excuse
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Using your best friend as a clutch excuse

09
Pretending to type back but not actually doing so
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Pretending to type back but not actually doing so

10
Responding 10 hours later
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Responding 10 hours later

11
Playing the parent card
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Playing the parent card

12
Pretending like you're going to sleep early . . .
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Pretending like you're going to sleep early . . .

but you're really going to stay awake till 2 a.m. watching TV.