According to a national survey these are top reasons people in South Dakota and other states say they show up late to work:

  1. Traffic
  2. Lack of sleep
  3. Problems with transportation
  4. Bad weather
  5. Getting kids to school or daycare

While those are rational reasons to be tardy to work, has a list of some of the Worst Real Excuses Given For Missing Work.  Have you used any of these?

  • I just put a casserole in the oven.
  • My plastic surgery needs some tweaking to get it just right.
  • My feet and legs fell asleep when I was sitting in the bathroom, and when I stood up, I broke my ankle.
  • I was gambling at the casino all weekend and still have money left. I need to stay to win it back.
  • I'm stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store.
  • I got lucky last night and don't know where I am this morning.
  • I put my uniform in the microwave to dry and it caught fire.
  • I accidentally got on a plane.
  • I woke up in a good mood and don't want to ruin it.

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