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The Age-Old "I Forgot" Excuse

As a young child, when you didn't hang up your clothes, clean your room or do your homework, your favorite excuse was "I forgot."

Now that you are no longer a child and have given up the things of a child, when your boss asks you if this month's report has been sent to your main office, you reply, "I forgot." However, you normally qualify your forgetfulness by prefacing this universal excuse with, "My 3-year-old was up all night with an earache. I'm sorry, I forgot."