People Invent 2,190 Excuses a Year to Avoid Stuff . The 5 Most Common are:

 On an average day, how many times do you AVOID doing things? A new poll found the average American comes up with six excuses a day for avoiding stuff. That's 2,190 excuses a year.

Here are the five most common go-to excuses we like to use . . .

1. "I'm too tired."

2. "I can't really afford it."

3. "I don't have enough time."

4. "It's too much of a hassle."

5. "I forgot."

The survey also asked people to name the top situations that require an excuse.

The most common things that need an excuse are not wanting to run errands . . . not wanting to exercise . . . not wanting to eat healthy . . . and stuff related to social events, like skipping them or showing up late.