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Survey reveals outrageous excuses for calling out sick

There are 29 comments on the ABC7 KGO story from Oct 25, 2013, titled Survey reveals outrageous excuses for calling out sick. In it, ABC7 KGO reports that:

Many employees have the ability to stay home from work when they're sick, but every now and then, people will call in sick even if they're not really feeling under the weather.

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Since: Feb 09

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#1 Oct 25, 2013
I always just tell them im calling out because im dead.
lol

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Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#2 Oct 25, 2013
We could turn this into a game:

"The dog ate my car keys."

"Aliens abducted me."

"Someone spiked my drink."

"The big boss gave me an STD last night."
Howie Ditterhardt

Huntington, NY

#3 Oct 25, 2013
"Im sorry boss I can't make it to work today because your wife just came over and I need to tend to her needs".

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Chicago, IL

#4 Oct 25, 2013
"I couldn't log on to my healthcare profile"

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#5 Oct 25, 2013
I'm self employed so when I call in sick I say I'd rather go shopping.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Since: Nov 12

Hoosierville

#6 Oct 25, 2013
I just ran out of pedal power.

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“Pompous pontificator”

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#7 Oct 25, 2013
Rainy Mondays were MY favorite day to call in sick. I didn't mind snow as much. Rain is more depressing and you just want to stay in bed.

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Spotted World

#8 Oct 25, 2013
Howie Ditterhardt wrote:
"Im sorry boss I can't make it to work today because your wife just came over and I need to tend to her needs".
Reminds me of the joke about the lady asking the pharmacist for poison.

A woman went to the drug store and asked the pharmacist to sell her some arsenic. He asked what she wanted it for, and she said to kill her husband. He said, "Good heavens no, that would be illegal!" The woman pulled out photos of her husband having sex with the pharmacist's wife. Then the pharmacist asked, "Why didn't you tell me you had a prescription?"

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Spotted World

#9 Oct 25, 2013
"My spouse ran off and didn't return the car."

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#10 Oct 25, 2013
I have a headache in my toe.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

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#11 Oct 25, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
We could turn this into a game:
"The dog ate my car keys."
"Aliens abducted me."
"Someone spiked my drink."
"The big boss gave me an STD last night."
Too funny. My thought was:

"The dog ate the tires off my car."

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

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#12 Oct 25, 2013
It is all my bosses fault for my not showing up at work. I wont be there tomorrow either. He fired me. Heh Heh heh.
DILF

Huntington, NY

#13 Oct 25, 2013
There was a guy I used to work with who once called in sick because he had sunburn on his feet and could not even bare to put socks on....no less shoes.

I thought that was fricken funny.

“Vintage 1949”

Since: Mar 13

...lightly salted...

#14 Oct 25, 2013
"The breathalyzer in my car stopped working"...

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

Since: Aug 13

middle of nowhere

#15 Oct 25, 2013
I have called in late a few times over the years, told them the car wouldn't start. I stood in the window (in my pj's, coffee in hand) and said "Start, car start!" but the car wouldn't start...

Funny, a couple hours later, when I went out there with the key....it starts just fine!
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#16 Oct 25, 2013
A friend called in sick to a company he didn't work for...
Rambeaux

Newtown, PA

#17 Oct 25, 2013
These excuses are usually reserved for Monday so the employee can have a nice, long weekend. Fridays are no good because that's often payday.

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#18 Oct 25, 2013
Bubbletoes wrote:
Rainy Mondays were MY favorite day to call in sick. I didn't mind snow as much. Rain is more depressing and you just want to stay in bed.
It's dark and cold and I don't want to get out of bed... can relate to that
Rain.
Now there's an excuse I've used for being late for work... and always got away with it... even if it didn't effect my time keeping in the slightest :)
Might go all out oneday and use it as a phone in sick excuse

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#19 Oct 25, 2013
When I was a kid, I worked part time for the post office. One night I called my supervisor and told him I couldn't come in because I had diphtheria, and that I'd be in tomorrow.
This guy was later to become Herman Cain's campaign advisor.

“..Happy Birthday USA....”

Since: Jun 08

...hang in there....

#20 Oct 26, 2013
"I'm having eye trouble. I just can't see coming to work."

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