Most ridiculous sick day excuses

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As the weather gets nicer and everyone is itching to get outside, it’s only natural that you may want to use some of the days you’re supposed to be working to get some sun. But how do you get out of work when you’re not actually sick? Or, even better, what should you avoid doing? I asked around the office and searched online to find some of the most ridiculous excuses ever used to get out of work.

  • “Someone put LSD in my salad.”
  • “My neighbor’s cat died and I’m extremely upset.”
  • “I’m dead.”
  • “My car is in the garage, but my garage door won’t open.”
  • “I’m locked inside my house.”
  • “My pet rock died.”
  • “My hair transplant didn’t go as planned.”
  • “I fell asleep at my desk and got a neck sprain.”
  • “A crazy squirrel stole my keys and wouldn’t give them back until I explained how important work was to me.”
  • “I’m going to be sick tomorrow” (calling from a bar the night before).
  • “I have to mow my lawn.”

For those who are actually serious about playing hookie there is, where for only $14 you can get your very own best sick excuses kit (I do not recommend this).

What’s the best excuse you’ve ever used or heard someone else use to get out of work/school?


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connie said...

I am having a bad hair day

June 8, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Mike said...

My hair is this weird hybrid of straight and curly, and hard to keep maintained without some kind of product, so when it grows out I sometimes wish I could use that as an excuse.

June 10, 2011 at 5:01 PM