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Old 09-23-08, 11:47 PM   #1
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Your unbelievable excuses to show up late @ work

Long ago, I called my boss in the morning:

"Hi boss, sorry to call you at this time, but I need to inform you that I will be late today for a few hours. This morning, when I opened up the garage, there was a guy lying there blocking the drive way. I yelled but he didn't wake up so I called the police. When the officers could not wake him up, they turned the guy over and noticed he had 5 gunshot wounds. They check for pulse and there was none... the guy is dead. Now they can't move him and I have to wait for CSI to come over, take pictures, look around, etc. So I'm stock here. And I can't take the bus either because since I was the one who found the body, the officers told me to stay home and wait to be interviewed by the CSI team."

True story...

So, tell your unbelievable excuses for showing up late @ work... regardless if they were true or not.
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Old 09-24-08, 12:11 AM   #2
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" I died...gonna be 10 minutes late"
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Old 09-24-08, 12:22 AM   #3
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You're all out of dead leave for the year. Better make it snappy...

When I taught early bird sumer school classes, my supervisor warned that death was the only excuse to miss my 7:00 am program meeting. Even then, he expected us to show up to teach.

There were several mornings that I wanted to make that call..."Sorry boss, I'm dead. No..no, I'll still be there for first class!"


Good thing is..I now have an insane work ethic.
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Old 09-24-08, 12:23 AM   #4
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hmm, don't have any interesting ones for work...
but for school I had...

'sorry, I forgot my pokemon card collection binder in the other class'


I tell ya, embarrassing
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Old 09-24-08, 12:24 AM   #5
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I never make excuses, I just show up when I want to. I don't have to meet the public and as long as I put in my hours and do my job well, who the hell cares?

One thing I hate is 'rush hour', and I refuse to participate. some people come in early to avoid it, and I come in late to avoid it.
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Once I showed up late for class because someone riding the EXACT same motorcycle as me and wearing the EXACT same gear (I doubt it, I personally airbrushed my helmet and riding boots) was fleeing from police and got away.

Long story short I got taken in and released a few hours later when they caught the real guy. Not even a "I'm sorry" just "Be careful kid" law enforcement at it's finest
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Old 09-24-08, 03:54 AM   #7
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I can't have an excuse for being late because, it is not possible for me to BE late. We set our own working hours, so if I feel like sleeping in, I just do it and go in later.



edit: and no, I don't even live in Europe!
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Mine would have to be.

"I got exhausted walking the seven steps from my bed to my desk." Hasn't happened yet.





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Old 09-24-08, 07:56 AM   #9
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Long ago, I called my boss in the morning:

"Hi boss, sorry to call you at this time, but I need to inform you that I will be late today for a few hours. This morning, when I opened up the garage, there was a guy lying there blocking the drive way. I yelled but he didn't wake up so I called the police. When the officers could not wake him up, they turned the guy over and noticed he had 5 gunshot wounds. They check for pulse and there was none... the guy is dead. Now they can't move him and I have to wait for CSI to come over, take pictures, look around, etc. So I'm stock here. And I can't take the bus either because since I was the one who found the body, the officers told me to stay home and wait to be interviewed by the CSI team."

True story...

So, tell your unbelievable excuses for showing up late @ work... regardless if they were true or not.
What's true? The fact that you used that excuse, or that the scenario really happened?
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Old 09-24-08, 07:58 AM   #10
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" I paid for 12 hours with this hooker....I still have 2 more hours. I'll be in around 10:00"
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Old 09-24-08, 08:00 AM   #11
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I once planned a three week vacation/road trip, but I could only get permission from my boss for two weeks. I went anyway, and called him from CA saying that the people I was with planned for three weeks, and since they were my ride, I couldn't cut it short. I don't think he was happy about it, but it worked, and there were no serious repercussions.

At that point though I didn't really care if I got fired from that job, so I was going to be away for three weeks, one way or the other.
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Old 09-24-08, 08:15 AM   #12
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The more complex the lie the less likely they will believe it. My go to excuse is that I am sick.
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Old 09-24-08, 08:56 AM   #13
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I tell myself traffic was horrible. (I work alone)
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Old 09-24-08, 09:02 AM   #14
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My hours are pretty flexible... But seriously this morning I was late getting in because I was waiting for my clothes to dry.

Not very unbelievable, but true.
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Old 09-24-08, 09:07 AM   #15
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The more complex the lie the less likely they will believe it. My go to excuse is that I am sick.
Have you seen the episode of "Two and a Half Men" where Charlie tells Allan to tell the girl on the phone that he is sick, and Allan asked something like "Repiratory or digestive?"

Later on after the girl came over with soup Alan told him, "Nobody comes over if they think you have diarhea."
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Old 09-24-08, 09:28 AM   #16
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I missed that one. lol
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Are these like Epstein excuse notes?
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my ceiling fell down on me once.........
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Unless I have an early meeting, I'm not considered late until 10:00am. I could walk to work and still make it in by then.
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Last winter I was late for work one day because I broke my left crank arm.
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my allergies are really bad, and i cant open my eyes.
it was true though

that and,
  • flat tire...
  • sisters car broke down, had to give her a ride
  • waiting for the refridge repairman/cable guy
  • had to take friend to the airport
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Last winter I was late for work one day because I broke my left crank arm.
I did that once...it was the day after I decided to lighten my bag by removing all those clunky tools I never use anyway
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I did that once...it was the day after I decided to lighten my bag by removing all those clunky tools I never use anyway
Well I carry tools but not a crank puller and extra crank arm.
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Well I carry tools but not a crank puller and extra crank arm.
You weight weenie!!!
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Well I carry tools but not a crank puller and extra crank arm.
I used to...till I actually needed them!
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