Justin Thompson, careerbuilder.com
[...] Twenty-nine percent of workers admitted to [faking being sick] this year, citing errands and plans with family or friends among their top reasons for calling in sick. But check out these fifteen weird excuses that people used to miss work. I’m not sure how anyone even pulled these off without busting out in laughter…
Employee said a refrigerator fell on him.
Employee was in line at a coffee shop when a truck carrying flour backed up and dumped the flour into her convertible.
Employee ate too much at a party.
Employee fell out of bed and broke his nose.
Employee got a cold from a dog.
Employee’s child stuck a piece of candy up his nose and had to go to the ER to remove it.
Employee had a headache after going to too many garage sales.
Employee’s brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico.
More Strange Excuses
“My mother’s house burnt down…”
“I’ve got locked in the apartment and had no keys to get out until my friend came back from work.”
“The dog followed me to work so I had to take him back home, that’s why I’m late”
“I can’t come in because I had a dream that I will be hit by a truck today.”
“I am going to be late due to a wheel of an airplane fell on to my roof, and I am waiting for someone from the airport to come out and collect it.”
“ I can’t come in to work today because I have stood on my glasses and can’t see.”
“ My rabbit ran off and I have to find him”
“I can’t come in as I got in to an argument with the traffic warden who was ticketing my car and I am currently in a cell in the police station.”
“Someone broke into my house and I was too afraid to move out of the bed until someone else got up before me to make sure that they were really gone.!!”
“I woke up and thought it was Saturday until 3pm”
“My bag got stolen on my way to work, I need to go to the police station and report it, wont be in for the day due to shock of incident.”
“I have head lice…!!!”
“I really want to come to work but my headache is making my feet act funny and I fall over when I try to stand, plus I have to clean up the vomit first and that will take a while”