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Creative Excuses For Being Late To Work

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Every kid has used some dumb excuse for not doing their homework – “my dog ate it”, “I lost it ” or the always convenient “I forgot it.” When those kids become adults the excuses become more creative especially when they have to explain why they're late to work. The job search website careerbuilders.com has compiled a list of some of the more unusual late to work excuses in a survey of various workplaces. Among them was a woman's claim that a fox stole her car keys and one guy who was perfectly honest with his manager when he told him he had been interviewing for another job. Here's some of the other excuses that made the list:


Someone was following me, and I drove all around town trying to lose them

 
 
 

My dog dialed 911, and the police wanted to question me about what "really" happened

 
 
 

I woke up and thought I was temporarily deaf

 
 
 

A raccoon stole my work shoe off my porch

 
 
 

I super-glued my eye thinking it was contact solution

 
 
 

I was putting lotion on my face when my finger went up my nose causing a nose bleed

 
 
 

A prostitute climbed into my car at a stop light, and I was afraid my wife would see her and think I was messing around... so I got out of the car

 
 
 

I just wasn't "feelin' it" this morning

 
 
 

I was up all night arguing with God

 
 
 

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