Are you always late for work? Well, you’re not alone. Lateness happens to the best of us and I’m sure we’ve all made up a terrible excuse at some point in our life. These are the most common excuses we’ve heard for turning up late to the office.
1. Family made you late
This excuse is definitely one for the parents – who can argue against the fact that your kid had a temperature… again? This one has also be used by people blaming their ill roommate or partner for their delay. You had to drive your boyfriend to the medical centre. It’s cool. Who doesn’t support a good cause?
2. Transport delays
Public transport has a reputation for being unreliable and transport calendars are always inaccurate.
3. Running late because of a car breakdown
Fluid leaks, punctured tyre or a dead battery are just some variations that come to mind.
4. Slept through your alarm clock
You slept through your alarm, your clock ran out of batteries, your phone died… The list goes on.
5. You’re late because you’re not feeling well
You buzz your boss and mention with a husky voice that you are feeling a little sick and will be late to work.
6. Losing your car keys
This needs no explanation.
7. Forgetting something at home
We’re living in the 21st century and there is no way in hell you would leave your house without your phone. This item could also be your wallet, swipe card or even your lunch!
8. Late because of a wardrobe malfunction
From broken zippers to dirty laundry- we’ve all had some malfunction. It’s certainly a valid excuse if you have a work uniform.
The mother of all excuses! Especially when your commute is during peak hour times. It’s usually a safe excuse but take note; you may not want to use it if your boss takes the same route to work as you.