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Bees, sea gulls, alligators: 12 zany excuses for absences

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Bosses hear some wacky one-liners when perfectly healthy workers try to justify taking sick days. Here are some real examples from a recent CareerBuilder survey of employers:

  • I got sunburned at a nude beach and can't wear clothes.
  • I woke up in Canada.
  • I got caught selling an alligator.
  • My buddies locked me in the trunk of an abandoned car after a weekend of drinking.
  • My mom said I was not allowed to go to work today.
  • A bee flew in my mouth.
  • I was injured chasing a seagull.
  • I accidentally hit a nun with my motorcycle.
  • A random person threw poison ivy in my face and now I have a rash.
  • I'm convinced my spouse is having an affair and I'm staying home to catch them.
  • I have a headache from eating hot peppers.
  • I’m just not into it today.

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