Whenever we get the feeling of staying in bed for the day and not going to work, all we can think of is calling in sick. The "bad cold" excuse can only go so far. As it is the most violated alibi in the book, it is advisable to steer clear of it. So then, if we do want some time alone without work and other responsibilities, what should we do about it? Since many of you are familiar with this concept (of making successful reasons to stay at home or go out on a weekday), to make your story seem believable, the entire situation has to be premeditated.
For instance, you just happened to have persistent headaches for 2 days straight, body pains a day before the diabolical plan to be absent and finally, no-show on the "big day". You can make a simple headache convincing if you put your creative mind into it. And that is what we have done to present you with fun and wonderful excuses for skipping work. No matter what your reasons may be to skip work, apart from actually being sick, these top 10 excuses for not going to work will definitely yield a satisfying day off.
Ideas to Use to Skip Work... Occasionally
Faking a "sick day" is always an easier option. However, it can be tough to pull off as many of us do take proper care of what we eat and how we choose to live our lifestyles. And if you are someone who stays fit, engages in regular physical activities, and eats right, a sick day is not an option for you. So, what do we do next? Simple; you can use the following excuses which have been tried and tested (and have hit right on the mark). All you have to do is make them sound credible.
Alarm Clocks ahead of Time
I have the habit of setting half the clocks in my house at least an hour ahead. The other half of the clocks are an hour behind. So on Saturday, I spent 18 hours in some weird space-time continuum loop and I had to relive all of Sunday. I got out of the loop after I reversed the polarity of the main source of power. I had to reset all the clocks in my house along with tapping my dog on its snout with a newspaper. Therefore, I am going to be late, or early for work.
Last night, my husband/wife and I went to the (name of a place) to pick a friend up who was flying in from (some state). The flight got delayed and it was really late by the time the plane landed. We had a 4 hour drive back home which took me 5½ hours to complete. By the time we reached home, it was morning and everybody was exhausted. The reason I'm calling is to tell you that I won't be coming in to work as I need to catch up on my sleep.
Mugger Ruined Everything
Last night I was in downtown (the city where you reside in). There, I was mugged by a guy who took my purse/wallet and was running away. Then I ran towards my car and followed him. He didn't like that idea and broke my car's windshield with a bat.
Emergency Room Calling
I apologize that I have to send a message and can't tell you this personally, but I have a bit of a problem. Accidentally, I got the Q-tip's end stuck inside my ear. I am in the ambulance, on my way to the emergency room. Once the doctors get the Q-tip out of my ear, I will let you know how it went.
Taking Care of Business
Since I am living at home with my parents, I have to take care of the house till they come back from their vacation. So for the next 4 days, I have to go home early because my parents are out of town and I need to take care of their 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 birds. They don't like being left alone in the house.
How to Convince Your Boss
Even though, you apply a foolproof technique and come up with the best excuse for getting out of work, there are still certain points to be considered. What I mean to explain here is that before you make the call to your boss, we want you to work on some specific details.
- Your tone of voice while making the phone call.
- Your story cannot have an impossible/unbelievable explanation.
- The time spent in planning the excuse.
- Making sure that you have a backstory ready.
- Not to change the story/excuse once you do return to work.
- Make up an excuse that leaves no room for questions and doubts.