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What is your most creative excuse for calling in sick?

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Have you ever called in sick to work when you are feeling totally fine? Don't worry, you are not alone there.

Apparently, teenagers are not the only ones who fake being sick to play hooky. Professionals call in sick for all kinds of reasons: they feel tired, they need a break from work, they have family errands to attend to, or probably they just don't feel like going to work on that day. Interestingly, adults offer much more colourful excuses than their younger versions in the quest to persuade their managers that they sound legitimate enough to deserve a day off.

What about you? What is your best excuse?

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I was witness to an accident and had to stay for them to write the report.
Just kidding. Honestly, I think people tend to believe it more when you stick to something normal like headache, stomachache, flu or fever. It's not like your boss can visit and check all the time.
I never get sick, so therefore not applicable for me. However people at work, where I am a contractor through my own business say they "can't move" and "have a severe headache." Seems to do the trick.
The dog ate my child's homework and I had to go up to the school and explain this to the teacher in case she was a little skeptical.
I work for myself, so if I'm sick, I talk to myself ... and I am a pretty good boss, so I stay in bed ... no excuses needed.
I told my teacher I had a doctor's appointment, but mum picked me up from school and we went shopping and had some frozen yogurt. Lucky, my teacher has a good sense of humour.
I only had to work for the 1st 9 years after I left school, so I didn't ever have to take any time off, with sickness. I did arrive 1/2 late once & my boss wasn't happy, but when I told her I'd got a lift to work with my dad that day, & someone had run into the side of his car, she was fussing over me, like a mother hen. Yes, that really did happen, & even though there wasn't much damage, 7 tow-trucks had turned up. Dad was still able to drive off, after speaking to the police. The car park was on the other side of Hyde Park, in Sydney, so it was a fair walk I guess, & I was still shaking when I got to work.
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