being dishonest is rarely a good strategy. If you don't lie you won't get caught. Also, admitting your faults shows strength of character and people actually notice things like that. What I'm meaning to say is: Sorry, there was no comic last week. I forgot it again...
G is talking to a duck.
G: Hey, didn’t you want to do the “Boring Graphs and Numbers II” exercise with me. Why did you not respond? I sent you, like, 20 messages!
D: Ahh, sorry, didn’t see them. My phone is always on silent.
G gets blown away by a very loud DING DONG YOU HAVE NEW MESSAGES emitting from the ducks pocket.