Here's the story. A few weeks ago, I made plans with my friends to go on vacation with them. Nothing was finalized until yesterday (Airbnb, location, places to visit). However, on the very same day that I come back, I have a job opportunity. On the day I come back, it will be very late and I will miss this job opportunity. I am not financially stable and would like to get out of this costly trip that is pretty much half of my bank accounts balance. I need any excuse. They will not take simple answers to cancel. Somewhere along the lines of the death card will allow me to cancel but I will not say it is death since I am religious to an extent and believe in good/bad karma. I am Buddhist so this will give me bad karma if I play the death card. Also, they don't care about the job opportunity.