George Washington apparently said...“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one”. He had a point. Dominic Cummings has now joined the infamous ranks of those who will be forever remembered & associated with one unbelievably bad or crazy excuse. No matter what else he does in his life from now on that excuse is what people will think of when they hear his name. “I decided to return to work. My wife was very worried, particularly given my eyesight had seemed to have been affected by the disease. ...We agreed we should go for a short drive to see if I could drive safely.” This got me thinking of other either well known, crazy or badly thought out excuses made in an attempt to wriggle out of some form of trouble, scandal or commitment. The evergreen - Anon - “The dog ate my homework.” The sleazy - Bill Clinton - “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” The surreal - Prince Andrew - I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at, and I simply — it was almost impossible for me to sweat. The audacious - Diego Maradona - “..the hand of God”.