Fun Post: Bizarre Excuses For Being Late For Work

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13308)
March 12, 2018 7:16pm CST
I found these lateness excuses on a website and found it pretty strange along with getting a good chuckle out of it. Thought I would share it with you and get your reactions. These were a few of the unusual excuses employees came up with for being late for work: -My cat got stuck in the toilet. -I was watching a TV program and wanted to see how it ended. -I was wearing the wrong shoes and had to go back home to change . -The sunrise was so beautiful I had to stop and take it in. -I cut my hair myself and had to go to a salon to get it fixed. -My mother-in-law wouldn't stop talking. Did you ever used an excuse similar to any of the one's mentioned here? Have you ever created a strange yet funny reason for being late for work? Source- NJ 101.5 Photo- country1067.com
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
People really invent lame excuses. I always told the truth when I had a problem and I was a few minutes late.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
I always remembered the excuses kids would give for not having their homework. Kind of the same idea but maybe not as creative as these excuses.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
@dgobucks226 At my times, we had to bring with us justification written by our parents if we did not do our homework.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
15 Mar
@LadyDuck Wow! A good motivation to do your work that's for sure!
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
Mostly I just told the truth. I can't remember any bizarre excuses.
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@FayeHazel (19112)
• United States
13 Mar
Wow, those are some strange ones. "My cat got stiuck in the toilet"? I wonder how that works.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
14 Mar
When I had a cat she used to drink out of the toilet on occasion. Very strange but true. Maybe that excuse is not so bizarre
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@FayeHazel (19112)
• United States
14 Mar
@dgobucks226 Oh gross! But true, that would be how the cat would come to be in the toilet after all
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
15 Mar
@FayeHazel Yes, somewhere Felix the Cat is smiling...
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@TRBRocks420 (81196)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Mar
Very bizzare excuses. What about the dog ate the alarm clock lol.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
Good one! Dogs can come in handy sometimes, lol.
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@toniganzon (53231)
• Philippines
13 Mar
When I was still employed, I always go to work early, was never late. I'm very particular with time. Now that I have my own company, I seem to lose patience with employees who do. Because when one is passionate with his or her job, one will always come on time. However, there are emergency situations that I can consider.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
Yes, I think a passion for your job can play into one's tardiness. Nice that you are your own boss now!
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@Starmaiden (7425)
• Canada
13 Mar
"I had to catch that Pokemon!" :-)
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
Very clever excuse! I like it
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@LeaPea2417 (21600)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Mar
LOL, no, I never used any excuse like those.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
They were funny unusual excuses. I could possibly believer the mother-in-law one
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@franxav (5434)
13 Mar
They are lovely excuses. Whether they will be accepted is a different matter.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
Yes, creative but not believable are they...
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@cintol (7659)
• United States
13 Mar
Nope, don't remember any reasons why I didn't go to work unless I was sick or personal issues. I hardly ever missed work
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
13 Mar
I try not to make an excuse. Just apologize and try not to do it ever again
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@Hannihar (40187)
25 Mar
@dgobucks226 DB, they were cute. I love the cat one, the mother-iin-law one and the cutting hair one.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
27 Mar
Thanks @Hannihar! The mother-in-law I would believe the others not so much. But very funny excuses
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@Hannihar (40187)
27 Mar
@dgobucks226 DB, are you speaking from experience with the mother-in-law one?
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
27 Mar
@Hannihar No Hanni! But I can imagine that happening, lol.
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
13 Mar
That's horrible! Better to set a noisy alarm clock and sleep early.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
13 Mar
Yep! Then they would not have a silly excuse.
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
13 Mar
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Apr
Yes. I slipped and fell in the mud and had to go back and change. True story.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
12 Apr
More believable than the other excuses, lol.
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Those are indeed funny reasons. I wouldn't dare use any of these.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
14 Mar
No me neither. Those excuses are really out there
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@id_peace (7621)
• Singapore
22 Mar
My grandmother is giving birth