: A character comes up with an obviously fake and rather odd excuse to leave.
- Straight: Trying to get out of an awkward conversation with Alice, Bob says "Oh, sorry, I hear my cat calling me!" and runs off.
- Exaggerated: Bob says "My cat's calling me to burn the dishes and my bed needs a story drowned to it."
- Downplayed: Bob says "Oh geez, I left the oven." He says this when he's having dinner with Alice at her place and they had lunch at a restaurant earlier.
- Justified: Bob is under a lot of stress and pressure and can't think straight.
- Inverted: Bob walks up to Alice and says "Sorry I'm late, my cat was calling me."
- Subverted: Bob's cat can actually talk, and it really is calling him.
- Double Subverted: Well, his cat can talk, but it's known for hating bob and doing anything it can to avoid his company.
- Parodied: While giving his excuse, Bob looks at random objects to think of an excuse.
- Zig Zagged: Bob says "I forgot I left my house on fire" is odd, but considering the world is magic, it's hard to tell if it's a bad excuse or not, especially since bob's powers are fire based
- Averted: Bob's excuse is believable, or he doesn't give an excuse.
- Enforced: The writers want to add some comedy right before a rather sad scene.
- Lampshaded: "Sorry, I hear my cat calling me! ...Pretend I said 'brother' instead of 'cat'!"
- Invoked: Alice notices a very distracted bob, and decides to try and prove it by making the conversation awkward.
- Exploited: Alice makes Bob say "I hear my cat calling" while his girlfriend is around the corner, and making it sound like "cat" is the nickname of a girlfriend, in order to generate mistrust among the two of them.
- Defied: Bob gives an excuse and starts to run, but Alice grabs him to force him to stay.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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