If you are aware that the people you work with have strange excuses for being late, or for not showing up at all, do you let it bother you, or do you just shake your head and go on? Yeah, me too.
In my years as an employee/cubicle dweller/supervisor/manager/lost at work, I have heard some strange excuses for being late, and perhaps even better ones for not coming in to work at all. I may have even thought of some gems myself, but alas, I am to chicken to use them. I should take lessons from my co-workers. They are much more creative than I am.
A rather young co-worker of mine, who I happen to manage, called one morning to let me know she would be late. She does this from time to time with what in her mind are solid, unquestionable, reasons. I
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Those are good ones. On my way to chair yoga, no excuses.
Oh, this was priceless, Wanda! Thanks for the laugh!
These are the best excuses, I’ve heard. I thought I was creative, but not like this.
I’ve put on make-up and fixed my hair at stop lights.
I’ve heard of people dressing or changing clothes while driving. The one I couldn’t figure out how the woman put on pantyhose . . . . She claimed it was easy.
I saw a man play a trombone . . . .
I saw a man read a newspaper . . . .
Until now the funniest was in the newspaper when I was a kid. A man was arrested for going through a stop sign. He was distracted by his remale passenger adjusting the garter holding up her stocking.