- Oh, midnight your time. I thought you meant the deadline was midnight my time...
- My printer ran out of ink. (Ignore the fact that all my mss are emailed nowadays.)
- My semester's final essay was due at the same time. (Ain't no way I'm risking failure at school, especially when I'm paying them.)
- The hospital had no wifi, so I couldn't email it to you.
- Oh, I've got until Friday... what do you mean, Friday was yesterday?
- Teething baby.
- Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam.
- I gave up deadlines for Lent.
- Stupid #%$*! story's not coming together!
- Zzzzz.... Zzzzzz.... Zzzzzz....
Her Grace has too many deadlines at the moment