Working in the restaurant business, I have heard a lot of "call out" excuses. It is time to write them down, and to get your feedback. I am sure that you know a few. I am not so worried about the order. I will be sure to put some good ones in the top five. Enjoy.
20. "My cat is sick."
19. "My dog died."
18. "I have a headache."
17. "I think I am sick." (Don't you think you would know?)
16. "I lost my keys."
15. "I do not have any gas."
14. "I lost my shoes."
13. "All of my clothes are dirty."
12. "My mother put me on restriction." (She was 17 years old.)
11. "My drive is snowed in." (In Georgia)
10. "It is raining."
9. "A bird flew into my windshield and there is blood all over my car."
8. "I have to get my boyfriend out of jail."
7. "I broke down in Chattanooga Florida, I mean Tennessee, I mean Florida."
6." I am too drunk to work my p.m. shift." (when they worked the a.m. shift)
5. "I ran over my dog in the driveway and he went "Tha thump thump" underneath my car."
4. "I can't work because my battery is dead." (He was in the parking lot of his job, and on his cell phone.)
3. "I have three flat tires."
2. " I got to get this man out of my house."
1. "I am too tired to come in." (After she took a three day weekend to the beach.)
I have a feeling that over time this list will unfortunately grow. Be sure to chime in.
Thanks for reading,