6. Decline an Invitation to a Party

A: Did you get the invitation to my party?

B: The invitation came in the mail yesterday.

A: I was worried it got lost in the mail.

B: Unfortunately, I can't go to your party. I wish I could.

A: I'm sorry to hear that.

B: My mother-in-law is visiting that day.

A: I'm really sorry that you can't come.

B: If I could sneak out of the house, I would, but my wife would kill me.

A: I wouldn't want that on my hands.

B: The next party you have, I promise I will be there.

A: What if your mother-in-law visits again?

B; Thankfully, she only comes once a year.