It reminds me of when you ask someone to do something, and then quickly respond "that sounds great, but..." and offer an excuse for not going. Perhaps you'll be able to solve the problem...but then they quickly pull out another excuse, hoping you'll stop asking. Most people eventually quit, but if you stick with it, you'll eventually get to the reason they're making excuses...they just don't want to. Rather than saying it, they'll be a minefield of innocuous reasons designed to more pleasantly say "leave me alone".
In my case, I've accidentally used three "excuses" for having an easy day all in a row. Spreading them out would have been a much better offer. Since that's no longer an option, I'll just make the best of it, support the Junior Class at Primanti's for lunch, and then head off to RMU for an exciting defense. Senior Skip Day can be fun for everyone.