So there is a “massive” storm moving into the area tonight. You probably won’t want to drive to work, so here are five sure fire excuses to stay home.
5. Leaky Pipes
This is a nightmare, no one wants to think of their house or condo being flooded. So you call in and say there’s water spilling everywhere, you’re golden.
“The plumber is on the way, I need to be here when they arrive so I can get this fixed!”
4. My pet had babies …
Just find some generic pictures of kittens or puppies or something. It’s not that hard. And emphasize that one of themj doesn’t look too healthy and you need to take it to the vet.
Who would question your love of cute little baby animals?
3. I hurt my back …
This one is golden. It’s so easy and vague.
Boss: How did you hurt it?
You: I slipped in the shower/shoveling/ice.
Done. And this one can be milked for a few days … it’s close to the ultimate excuse …
2. I have shingles …
Shingles is sort of like grown up chicken pox … but it’s from the herpes family and is contagious. NO ONE will want that, so this is you doing your part to ensure that no one at work gets your vile illness.
1. Get someone else to call …
This has some advantages and disadvantages. It implies that you are so sick you can’t even call, or that you WANT to come in, but your significant other won’t let you.
If the person who calls is creative they can even berate you for trying to work. It’s just awesome. Meanwhile you’re comfortably asleep in your blanket fort.