(“My Top Three Excuses” contest. 150-word limit.)
1. Dear Magda: Thank you for the invitation to your Christmas Gift Exchange. However, since I’d be the only one there not in the 1%, I’d feel awkward about the gift I bring to exchange, constrained as I am budgetwise. Sorry.
2. Dear Magda: Thank you so much for the gift to use in the exchange. I’m blown away. Almost want to keep it for myself ha ha. But even with the gift, I’d be a sartorial fish out of water at such a formal gathering. I’ll have to renege on account of wardrobe failure. Sorry.
3. Magda. Thanks for the session at Patrik Ervell. Unbelivable clothes. Also, thanks for calling down after the guards saw what I was driving and wouldn’t let me in. While walking up to the mansion, I was asked three times to park the cars of arriving guests. I’m going home. I would like to keep the tips, though.