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I use a version of these in my everyday life, “These things happen.” It’s a wonderful excuse that can be used in a variety of situations. I get arrested for public urination in college. “These things happen,” I tell my parents. “You forgot our anniversary!” exclaims my girlfriend. “These things happen.” It’s great because although these things are terrible and kinda inexcusable, this world is hard and nobody can refute that bad things do, indeed, happen. Checkmate! (Editor’s note: my gf broke up with me soon thereafter)

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