Also compare I Have to Wash My Hair, which tries and fails to be plausible.
Stepping Out for a Quick Cup of Coffee applies if the character's reason for leaving is to let the others do something he's not supposed to participate in or know about. Not to be confused with My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels, or with Kick the Dog.
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I didn’t back out on my gf when she told me…and it took 4 years and and a bit of carelessness on our part for me to get it.
It isn’t that transfferable if your careful…and I think most people know and accept that pretty well. If it’s true she has it, it only adds to her beauty as strength is an attractive quality.
I came across this by accident and I am so glad I did…I want to thank all of you for your supportive comments…I feel so much better after reading everyone comment…
The British or The Roaring '20s equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".
to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even come up with either something absolutely nonsensical, or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for...
If it's a group of women in a restaurant, they'll all go to the restroom at the same time (often lampshaded by the men who ponder women all go to the bathroom together.) Go Look at the Distraction is the inverse of this, where the character says something intended to make the hearer leave the room.
When a character is forced to leave the room due to an event or plot point, it's Deus Ex Scuse Me. Compare Not Even Bothering with an Excuse, which subversions of this trope often lead into.
Well, our source who worked for one of their camps, had to refill her Valtrex prescription for her on a regular basis!