Excuse or Reason?

Many friends ask me why my car is ‘so’ dirty these days. Here is my typical answer, “It is very cold in the morning and it’s tough to get up early. And so I reach the office late. I don’t get a proper parking space at the office, and I end up parking outside the office in the open. And around 4PM, kids going back home from school, pass through this open space. When my car was clean, they would pick up stones or coins to write things on it. But when it is dirty/dusty, they tend to use their fingers to write on it (They just like to see their names written). So I end up having a cleaner car in the overall perspective.”