20 Best Excuses for Calling in Sick

Excerpt of an article by Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor

Contributed to Betz's website by Miss Niamh

  1. I was sprayed by a skunk.

  2. I tripped over my dog and was knocked unconscious.

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

  4. I was arrested as a result of mistaken identity.

  5. I forgot to come back to work after lunch.

  6. I couldn't find my shoes.

  7. I hurt myself bowling.

  8. I was spit on by a venomous snake.

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

  10. A hit man was looking for me.

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

  12. I eloped.

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

  14. My cat unplugged my alarm clock.

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

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

  17. I forgot what day of the week it was.

  18. Someone slipped drugs in my drink last night.

  19. A tree fell on my car.

  20. My monkey died.


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