It’s all very well to say that you have a cold or sore throat, but then you really need to prove it. You can’t take the day off claiming that you feel like “death warmed up” and then march into the office the following day looking like you had a nice day off!
Likewise, calling in sick and saying that your grandmother died. Well that only works once, unless you happen to have an unlimited supply of grandmothers, and then you have to think in advance about fake funeral plans etc.
However, there are some really good (and somewhat implausible) reasons you can use for when you don’t feel like going into work. I don’t know how well some of these will work in reality, and indeed some may actually backfire on you. But they are, nevertheless good for a laugh, and that’s what The Laughline is here for.
So have a look at this list of excuses for not going to work, have a chuckle (or two) on us, and if you enjoy them, please share this post.
- If it’s all the same to you I won’t be coming in to work. The voices told me to clean all the guns today.
- I set half the clocks in my house ahead an hour and the other half back an hour Saturday and spent 18 hours in some kind of space-time continuum loop, re-living Sunday (right up until the explosion). I was able to exit the loop only by reversing the polarity of the power source exactly, resetting the clocks in the house, while simultaneously rapping my dog on the snout with a rolled up Times. Accordingly, I will be in late, or early.
- My stigmata’s acting up.
- I can’t come in to work today because I’ll be stalking my previous boss, who fired me for not showing up for work. Ok?
- I have a rare case of 48-hour projectile leprosy, but I know we have that deadline to meet…
- I am stuck in the blood pressure machine down at the supermarket.
- Yes, I seem to have contracted some attention-deficit disorder and, hey, how about them Skins, huh? So, I won’t be able to, yes, can I help you? No, no, I’ll be sticking with MCI, but thank you for calling.
- Constipation has made me a walking time bomb.
- I just found out that I was switched at birth. Legally, I shouldn’t come to work knowing my employee records may now contain false information.
- The psychiatrist said we had an excellent session. He even gave me this jaw restraint so I won’t bite things when I am startled.
- When I got up this morning I took two Ex-Lax in addition to my Prozac. Now I can’t get off the john, but I feel good about it.
- The dog ate my car keys. Now we’re going to hitchhike to the vet.
- I’d prefer to remain an enigma.
- I can’t come to work today because the EPA has determined that my house is completely surrounded by wetlands and I have to arrange for helicopter transportation.
- I can’t come in because I am converting my calendar from Julian to Gregorian.
- I am extremely sensitive to a rise in the interest rates.
- I refuse to travel to my job in the district until there is a commuter tax. I insist on paying my fair share.
- I’m just checking to make sure everything is okay with my not coming in today. I hope you haven’t forgotten about our little agreement at last year’s Christmas party.
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