It is quite often that one reach the workplace late. Usually it is when one was late night binge watching on Netflix or hanging out with friends and woke up late. Of course you cannot give this as an excuse to your boss that I am late because I had been having a blast of a night with my friends. You need to have something solid cooked up that you can say in front of your boss and get away with coming late. You must have a number of great excuses to keep you safe from scoldings.

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These are some hilarious but usually workable excuses that you can give to your boss about why you were late from work.

25 – My Dog got stuck in the toilet

If you have a pet dog or a cat or in fact no pet at all, you can ace with this excuse. Of course no one would want you to leave your pet stuck in the toilet where it might die. Of course you needed to stay back and take it out of the toilet. But beware if your boss knows that you do not have a pet then you are in big trouble.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

24 – I was working on the next month’s budget, assignment

Well who would blame you for getting late if you were working in the home too. In fact working before the normal office hour, good job mate. Although if asked about the details of the work you were doing you must have something to show, so make sure the work that you make excuse about, you know about it well.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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23 – The rowdy neighborhood kids punctured my car

If you come by car, this can be a great excuse. Even if you take the tube and your boss does not know you are good to go.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

22 – There was a rain forecast and I could not find my umbrella.

How many times the meteorologists are wrong in their whether assessment. So try to be that firm believer in that really cool weather lady and say that you wanted to come prepared. Of course nobody would like to have a soggy worker making the office wet with his damp clothes and shoes.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

21 – Roommate slipped and fell in bathroom, had to take him to a hospital

And if your room mate is nonexistent, remember it is just an excuse. The roommate can be a neighbor also.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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20 – Car with pregnant lady parked in front of me

Yeah and the process was halfway through so I had to sit through it completely. Feeling noxious now, might get you a full day leave.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

19 – Could not find my stress relief medicine

I cannot function without my stress meds and I could not find them so I had to go to the pharmacy to get new ones. And if you were terribly late the story can continue that the pharmacy was out of the meds so I have to go to some other pharmacy and on and on. There is no limit to this excuse because it has the element that invokes pity, medicine.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work
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18 – The birds had destroyed my wind screen

Those annoying birds, they made a huge mess of my car. The shield was covered in bird dropping when I came to my car. Had to spend an hour cleaning it off.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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17 – Nephew staying over had eraser stuck in his nose

Kids these days are just rascals. Now take is nephew of mine who is staying over of a week. He stuck the eraser in his nose and I had to take him to the emergency.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

16 – Water ran out, I could not shower, heck could not even brush my teeth

And did not want to kill everyone in the office with my bad breath.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

15 – My cat was giving birth

I was delivering the miracle of life, bringing beautiful tiny fur balls in this world. Of course office could wait.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

14 – I saw a dog hit by car left on the road. Had to help.

Okay so what kind of person I would be of I leave the poor creature whimpering on the road. Rushed it to the vet.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

13 – Had a bad brain freeze due freezing smoothie in breakfast

Had an ice cold smoothie and then could not shake off the brain  freeze for half an hour.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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12 – Was having a migraine

Was having a migraine is one the best excuses because it is an ailment that anyone can have. Taking a few fake tablets in front of the boss will convince them for sure.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

11 – Slipped on the stairs and sprained my ankle

So why were you not taking the elevators, well cardio of course wanted to try the new healthy lifestyle routine.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

10 – Friend’s little son was playing with mobile and he reset the alarm clock

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

9 – Friend’s name popped up in the ECL and he was stranded on the airport

And of course who else would have helped him in the hour of need except yours truly.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

8 – House was raided by police, mistakenly

But make sure you stress the mistaken point enough, you do not want people at your work think of you as a drug pusher.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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7 – Ate some rotten Chinese food and had food poisoning

Chinese food is notorious for causing food poisoning so it is an easy bait. This might be a good excuse to get a full day off too so its better not to waste this excuse on a late day and save it for a full holiday. Act weak and dull after that.

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

6 – Due to street work road was blocked

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

And you had to take the long route which was full of traffic.

5 – Mobile broke down so there was no alarm to wake

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

4 – Helping the blind lady cross the road

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

If you are a little late this is the classic excuse and will work wonders.

3 – Coffee maker broke down and had to wait at Starbucks to get coffee

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

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2 – Someone Parked wrongly behind your car and could not get out

25 Hilarious excuses for coming to work late that might actually work

1 – And lastly the classic one – was stuck in the traffic

 

Do you have any other excuses that you would like to add to the list? let us know by commenting below.

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