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The best late to work excuses ever

Apr 27, 20061 min
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A new survey by finds that 1 in 5 of our fellow working stiffs admits making up excuses for being late to work.

The most popular lies: 27% blamed traffic, 10% cited their children and 11% said they fell back asleep. Well, the latter sounds true to us. Our personal fave: “The power went out and I didn’t have batteries in my alarm clock.” Feel free to use it.

However, that’s nothing compared to the awesome whoppers hiring managers said they’ve heard:

  • I dreamed that I was fired, so I didn’t bother to get out of bed.
  • I stopped for a bagel sandwich, the store was robbed and the police required everyone to stay for questioning.
  • A bee flew in my car and attacked me and I had to pull over.

Other excellent winners here.