There are plenty of excuses for showing up to work late, from nightmarish traffic to horrible weather conditions. Whether the excuse is legitimate or believable is another story because some can come up as way too farfetched.
According to CareerBuilder’s latest annual survey, people are increasingly showing up late to work — some with actual reasons, others not so much. Thankfully, some of their employers were more than happy to share some of the more outrageous they were given. Here are some you should never ever use, unless you have some hardcore evidence to prove your pants aren’t on fire.