The following prompt is by Paula Adams, member of Writers in the Grove, and a part of our Prompt-a-Day project to support NaNoWriMo during November 2015. Each prompt was generously donated by our Writers in the Grove members. You are welcome to take this prompt in any direction you wish.
You (or your character) is a clerk at a local store like a laundry, hardware, or drug store.
A customer has been promised their repair or service due two days before.
She says to you, “all right, give me the most off-the-wall, creative excuse you can think of. Make me laugh and I won’t make trouble.”
What is your excuse?
NOTE: This is inspired by a Robert Fulghum story.