I'm working on my coffee house book. (Yay!) The scene I've been thinking about lately is one in which a high school student wants to work at the coffee house because he thinks it would be "cool," and he expects he'd be able to get his friends free coffee. Well, he's been coming into the coffee house regularly (nearly every day) to try and touch base with the owner--going over the manager's head--to get the job. After a while, the standard response became that the owner is not in the shop. Well, because of how often the applicant comes in, the baristas have a little weekly contest to see who can come up with the most outrageous yet could-be-believable excuse for why the owner is not available. For example:
Sorry, Jeff. You just missed him. He had to run home and sing to his prize orchid.
Oh, he's not going to be in until later. He and his golden retriever got in a huge fight last night, so they're at the counselor's office.
You get the idea.
Well, in the scene, I want to give several excuses, but I'm having trouble coming up with them. That's where you come in. I ask you, dear readers, to help me come up with the most outrageous yet could-be-believable excuses for this scene.
Whoever comes up with the best excuse (judged by me) will get a totally random prize! Yay for free stuff!
All you have to do is respond to this post in a comment (please include your email address) with your excuse. Pretty easy, huh? Good luck!