Ahh, nothing like one of your gal pals getting your back on a bad date. My personal favorite is the ego-saving “emergency phone call.” I’m so sorry, that was my mom, my sister’s car broke down on the highway and I’m the closest person who can get to her! I’m really, really sorry to bail on our date like this, but give me your phone number, I’ll call you later! (I will never call you.)