Weirdest Excuses for Skipping Work 'I'm not feeling too clever today' By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Oct 30, 2010 12:40 PM CDT 4 comments Comments CareerBuilder has compiled the most creative excuses for skipping work used in the last year. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A new survey finds that 29% of employees have made something up to get out of a workday, and CareerBuilder surveys employers to find the strangest: A chicken attacked my mom. My finger's stuck in a bowling ball. My hair transplant went poorly. My neck is hurt from falling asleep at work. A cow broke into my house. My girlfriend threw a Sit N Spin through my living room window. My foot is caught in the garbage disposal. Click here for the full list ... and think carefully before using one yourself. The survey also found that 26% of employers have checked up on an employee who called in sick, with 15% of those bosses even driving by the "invalid's" apartment.