A radio news series about honesty in America talked about excuses. The commentator said that people use three types of excuses when guilty of wrongdoing.
- The first is outright deniala rejection of any involvement. Sometimes this is done even though the person is obviously guilty.
- The second is the “Its not my fault” excuse. The person looks around for someone he can blame. (Often it is a loved one - a husband or wife or parent. Sometimes its the boss.)
- A third form of excuse is the “I did it, but “ approach. In this instance the person blames circumstances for his shortcoming. Either hes been struggling with some illness or the assignment wasnt clear or the cars been giving him trouble.