1. That's The Way We've Always Done It Around Here.

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1. That's the way we've always done it around here.
2. I'm so busy, I just forgot.
3. It didn't appear that important.
4. That's someone else's job, not mine.
5. No one gave me the go-ahead.
6. I just work here, I'm not paid to make decisions.
7. I didn't realize you were in a hurry for it.
8. I've got better things to do with my time.
9. That's not part of my department.
10. You'll have to ask the boss.
11. I didn't think it would make any difference.
12. Let someone else do the dirty work.
-- Standard List Of Multi-Purpose Excuses
-- This is just a partial list, we're sure you can add a few more.