Last night we got the most ridiculous calls in Buffalo on people's worst reasons they called into work. They're actually hilarious--one guy said that he dreamed he called off, so they next day they asked him why he wasn't there. Another guy said that he was a big fish lover and that he really had to take his fish into the vets' office.

Here are the top 10 funniest (worst) excuses to call off of work...ever. These were actual excuses employers reported their employees saying:



  • 1

    I just put a casserole in the oven.

  • 2

    My plastic surgery needed some “tweaking” to get it just right.

  • 3

    I was sitting in the bathroom and my feet and legs fell asleep. When I stood up, I fell and broke my ankle.

  • 4

    I had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.

  • 5

    I woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.

  • 6

    I had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where I was.

  • 7

    I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.

  • 8

    I had a gall stone I wanted to heal holistically.

  • 9

    I caught my uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.

  • 10

    I accidentally got on a plane.