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26 Excuses for Calling in Sick

I'm of the philosophy "Why waste a perfectly good Sick Day at home sick?" I'd much rather use sick days for mental health than physical health. I don't recommend you adopt my philosophy, frankly it hasn't served me well, and is one of the many reasons I'm currently self-employed. But, if you aren't self-employed, and you need a reason to call off from work, here's 20 of them actually used, according to the article.

  • I was sprayed by a skunk.

  • I tripped over my dog and was knocked unconscious.

  • My bus broke down and was held up by robbers.

  • I was arrested as a result of mistaken identity.

  • I forgot to come back to work after lunch.

  • I couldn't find my shoes.

  • I hurt myself bowling.

  • I was spit on by a venomous snake.

  • I totaled my wife's jeep in a collision with a cow.

  • A hitman was looking for me.

  • My curlers burned my hair and I had to go to the hairdresser.

  • I eloped.

  • My brain went to sleep and I couldn't wake it up.

  • My cat unplugged my alarm clock.

  • I had to be there for my husband's grand jury trial.

  • I had to ship my grandmother's bones to India.

  • I forgot what day of the week it was.

  • Someone slipped drugs in my drink last night.

  • A tree fell on my car.

  • My monkey died.

Let's take this a step further. Send me excuses you actually have used. Here's a couple of mine.

  • My wheelchair broke down.

  • The lift on my van is stuck open.

  • The city bus driver didn't know how to operate the wheelchair lift.

  • It's way too cold outside to leave the house.

  • It's way too nice outside to be in the office.

  • I had race tickets for Sunday's race, which was rained out, so they are running it today.

  • My wife will be having two babies tomorrow. I'll be busy catching.

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