It's Not My Fault! I Was Only Late Because...

Top whoppers workers use on why they're, er, 'running behind'
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 2:32 PM CDT
Tardiness is easier to overlook, says an article in CNN, if your office has a lax policy in general. When everyone else comes in strictly on time, your absence is noted.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Not a morning person? You’re not alone. More than 15 percent of people are late to work at least once a week, reports CNN, and almost a quarter of those give an excuse rather than tell the truth. The best (and, at the same time, worst) excuses offered up as real excuses: I’m late because…

  1. The line at Starbucks was too long.
  2. I got lost in a fog while rowing to work.
  3. I was busy trying to get my gun back from the police.
  4. The pawn shops were all closed, so I couldn’t get money for gas.
  5. I couldn’t drive because my ex stole my car.
  6. I was auditioning for "American Idol."

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