10 Excuses to help you skip weekend dawats

Ah, weekends. The two glorious days we fantasize about all week long. We want to spend them by either catching up on sleep or binge watching a TV series or spending time with friends and loved ones or by simply doing nothing and recharging ourselves. But more often than not, our plans are interrupted by weekend’s mortal enemy, dawats! Whether it’s from the annoying auntie who lives next door or a distant relative you have never even heard of, there is always one. To help you ditch these dawats, we have devised 10 excuses that will work like a charm…maybe. Don’t quote us on that.

1. “Pet Kharap”

The number one go-to excuse on this list, probably works the best too.

Must be due to all the biriyani you ate this week.

2. “Amar Sunday te exam/office assignment achey”

Just swamp yourself with imaginary work and you are good to go.

To those who actually have them. Our apologies, you deserve a hug.

3. “Tailor ruined my clothes

Given the nature of the tailoring business, this excuse won’t be that hard to believe. Easier to believe if you are a girl but feel free to use this regardless


4. “Driver chuti te gese”

Your go-to person to shift the blame to.

This excuse has survived the test of time.

5. “I already had another plan”

Simply tell them you already had another plan. Perhaps a plan you have been making for months which didn’t exist until 2 minutes ago.

Pretending to be important like

6. “Oh, the dawat is this Friday, I thought next Friday”

Given how hectic our weekdays usually are, it is perfectly okay to forget things… even if it is on purpose.

Oh you, so forgetful.

7. “Onek traffic”

Hands down the most legitimate excuse you can use!

The only time traffic is your friend.

8. “Uber pai nai”

Leave it to Uber to help us both on and off the road.

Shh, no one has to know!

9. Don’t pick up calls and go like “Sorry I fell asleep”

It is okay to be a horrible person sometimes.

Fake-sleeping like a pro

10. Tell them the truth :p

Just be honest and tell them that you will most likely skip out on the dawat because of who you are as a person.

Honesty is the best policy.

You are welcome.

Irfan Aziz

Irfan Aziz is a final year Economics student. He is a pug enthusiast who loves looking at memes, writing and sketching(not as much as he would want to).