Something suddenly came up is an excuse I have heard on many of the old TV shows such as “Hazel” and “The Brady Bunch.” In “Hazel” she was not invited to an event. It was a relative and they gave an excuse that really didn’t make sense but that is what they said, “Something suddenly came up.” Hazel knew and was heartbroken but she didn’t say a word. They told her on a phone call which somehow made it worse. In “The Brady Bunch” Marsha accidentally has two dates on the same night. She asked her brother Greg what she should do and at first he gave a few standard excuses, then he said, “Just say something suddenly just came up.” She was so excited to accept a date with the star football player, and as they said back then, “The big man on campus,” that she forgot about her date with Charlie. She followed his advice and Charlie was quite gracious. The next day she was hit accidentally on her nose by her brothers when they were playing football. Of course, it swelled up. She was so embarrassed and the next day at school, the football player saw her nose and then used the excuse. She knew immediately that he didn’t want to be seen with her. Charlie didn’t care. When she woke up the next day the swelling was gone. Naturally, when the football player saw her he said the date was back on. So, Marsha replied with a smile, “I am sorry but something suddenly came up.” She ended up going on the original date with Charlie. If you are going to make an excuse about something make it a good one. I am a firm believer in simply telling the truth. It is easier in the long run. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.