When I use Couch Surfing, there are often denial of my requests, because people are too busy, travelling or just not at home or have already some guests.
While searching for a couch in Edinburgh I obtained the most interesting CS denial ever:
really sorry but we won’t be in Edinburgh during those dates….it is lambing season so we are all headed to the countryside to deliver lambs for a few weeks.
Great! I like this. People in Scotland are still bound to the land and have strong traditional values. And help their families.