Most employees have taken a day off work by pretending to be sick or making up some kind of excuse, but anyone tempted to to avoid these actual real-life excuses (compiled from sources ranging from Reader’s Digest to The Telegraph to USA Today), which are so ridiculously terrible it’s tough to imagine the people who tried to use them didn’t get fired on the spot.
“I’ve been bitten by an insect.”
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“My dog ate my shoes.”
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“I accidentally got on an airplane.”
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“My dog swallowed my car keys and I’m waiting for them to come out.”
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“I drank too much and fell asleep on someone’s floor — and now I don’t know where I am.”
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“I’ve been at the casino all weekend and I still have some money on Monday morning and I need to win back what I lost.”
“I just put a casserole in the oven.”
“My wife discovered I was cheating and I have to retrieve my clothing from the dumpster she threw them in.”
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“My 12-year-old daughter stole my car and I have no other way to get to work.”
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“I’m very upset and emotional after watching ‘The Hunger Games’.”
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“I forgot I was hired for the job.”
“My hamster died.”
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“I locked myself into my house and I can’t get out.”
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“I thought I won the lottery, but then realized I hadn’t.”
“My fortune teller told me if I step out of the house today I’ll have a brain hemorrhage.”
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“I’m suffering from PTSD after seeing a huge spider.”
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“My roots were showing so I needed to make an emergency hair appointment.”
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“The universe is telling me I need a day off.”
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“My doctor told me I needed more vitamin D, so I went to the beach.”
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“I woke up in a good mood and don’t want to ruin it.”
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