Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"I have to work."

Ah, yes. The good old work excuse.

It's an easy way to postpone a second date -- because come on, who's really going to question the intricacies of your professional life?

As a reporter, I have extra freedom to use the line. Confession time: I've used "breaking news" as a way to skip a dinner date.

And sometimes, "I have to work" isn't an excuse at all.

There are times when you genuinely have to skip a round of martinis in the name of career advancement.

Here, a Glamour blogger attempts to tell readers what "busy with work" really means in the relationship world. Unfortunately, the simple conclusion is that there isn't a simple conclusion.

Weigh in: Has "I have to work" acquired the believability of "something suddenly came up"?