A doctor's appointment, a sudden flu, and a last-minute family emergency—truthful or not, your boss has heard them all before. So, let's get creative! Try one of these 10 excuses that are probably completely new to your manager.
We kid, we kid. Please, don't try any of them ever.
My apartment is flooded. Not even Noah would have survived. I did, of course, but I won't be in today.
My cat got sick. Cat vomit everywhere! I need to stay home and take care of Mittens.
I chipped a tooth trying to bite into what I thought was a chocolate coin. I'll look better tomorrow after I go to the dentist.
My dog rolled over too quickly and hurt his back. I'll be at the vet all day.
I have to go court today. (This time, it's for jury duty and not my own trial.)
I got second degree burns on my hands and found out you that do need an oven mitt while cooking. I'm in the hospital if you need me. P.S. This was hard to type.
I'm in a food coma. Which is totally as bad as a real coma. I'll hopefully be conscious tomorrow.
There is a giant spider camped out in front of my door. He isn't budging, and he doesn't look like he scares easily. Better luck tomorrow.
You know that disease you were talking about last week? That one you've never heard of and know nothing about? Yeah, I have that.
My babysitter used what sounded like a fake excuse to get out of work. So I can't come in, because I have to take care of the kids now.
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Elliott Bell is The Muse's Director of Marketing. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for start-ups over 16-hour days as a line cook (for the better hours, of course). Previously, Elliott spent 6 years making Seamless.com into a nationally known brand, and 1 month as a culinary assistant on Iron Chef America. When he isn't Musing, he can be found playing tennis, making chicken stock, or understanding the meaning of rap lyrics on rapgenius.com.More from this Author