Funny Excuses People Use to Bunk Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all have those days when we wake up and don’t feel like going to work at all. We feel like going out somewhere else, or just lying in bed or just staying indoors doing nothing. Sometimes, we can make a serious excuse which may not be real after all and take a day off. Or we can call in sick like a lot of us do. However, some of us go an extra mile to make sure our reasons for requesting a day off are as ‘sincere’ and ‘important’ as they can get, in the process making the funniest and the most ridiculous excuses you have ever heard of.

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1. Moral Support & ‘Distant’ Relatives
He said, “My sister – in – law’s friend’s daughter’s dad’s dad has had a heart stroke, and so I need to be there to offer moral support to the family”, and the boss is still trying to figure out who is really unwell here and how are they related to the employee.

2. If Only Hospitals Had Such Fortune Tellers
Fortune tellers in desperate times to improve conditions are understandable. However, we just couldn’t hold back our laughter when we heard an employee say that he couldn’t come to work today as his fortune teller had asked him not to step out of the house or he would suffer a brain hemorrhage. If only our hospitals began employing such ‘talented’ fortune tellers.

3. Trouser Splits
A split is a delicate graceful posture in dance, however, when your trouser does a split and tears off due to its inability to stretch gracefully, especially when you are on way to work is disastrous. Well, one employee refused to come to work because that very disaster struck him.

4. Fishy Business
We love our pets. A man was similarly in love with his fish. And he actually refused to come to work because his fish was unwell. It really brought tears to our eyes, seeing the unblemished pure love between the fish and his master.

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5. Love Thy Neighbour, And His Dogs And Puppies
Do you have a neighbour who has a dog who is about to go for breeding? Look for one, you could use a lesson from this employee who told his boss that he is sorry for not being able to come to work, because his neighbour’s dog had had five puppies and he desperately needs him to take care of two of them. Amazing caring neighbour, please shift to our block.

6. Hangover Hassles & The Dyed Hair
We all tend to get a little drunk once in a while and then say and do some really stupid things. One employee dyed his hair blue on one side and green on the other, and told his boss that he could possibly come to work because he was in such a mess, and pasted a picture of him with these sunshine bright coloured hairs below it.

7. Jailhouse Rock & Windowless Houses
An employee told his boss that he locked himself inside his house by mistake and his house does not have any windows so he is unable to come out, because of which, he would request him to give him a day off. Well, even jails have small windows, where was this person living actually?

8. Overbearing Mother on a Feeding Spree
Mothers love to cook and feed their family generally. And this love of food unto others is often stifling. One such mother allegedly stuffed his son with so much breakfast that he couldn’t even move anymore, leave alone come to work. Maybe the mother was practicing for thanksgiving.

Have you heard or used any such funny excuses to bunk work? If yes then comment below.

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