Help!! Need wagging work excuses FAST!!

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I have always been mightly impressed by the masssive intellect displayed by cricketing forumers over the years at the old ABC site and many familiar names have now apperared on here thanks to Frederick.

I appeal to all of you as a mentally challenged individual for some much needed assistance for a good excuse to give to my manager so I can sneak off to the cricket at the Oval.

Saying 'I've got the runs' probably won't hold water if I'm trying to sneak off to the Test. Please HELP NEEDED!!

Thanking you in advance,


Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 02:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Call it 'Bradman's Disease'. Thay way it sounds serious.

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 02:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

... or just tell him you have been booked for a 24 hour gastric function test

pieman (pieman), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 03:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


I had an event with a kidney stone a while back. Has since come in very handy any time I required a late start or a day watching Matty bat.

Of course being carted of in an ambulance the initial occassion has added weight to the "follow up events".

R. Darling, Tuesday, 9 December 2003 03:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You could say that you've got gout, REB.

Your boss will probably believe you and he won't ask too many questions.

pieman (pieman), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 04:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Gee thanks pieman! I think.



Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 06:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If you were a woman, I'd suggest Crohne's disease . . .

tailender (tailender), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 08:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is that like becoming an old woman?

Poseiden (Poseiden), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 09:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There are very important differences betwen 'Crohns disease' and 'Drone's disease', which is what the mod at the ABC Forum has.

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 11:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Or you could tell them you keep getting Dizzy spells.

tailender (tailender), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 14:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Boom Boom!!


Rik E Boy (Rik E Boy), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 00:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

i showed up fifteen minutes late for work today and a manager asked me why i was late. i've been late before but have never been asked by managers in my own department for any justification, so i hadn't prepared any fake excuses so i just told her the truth, that i've been really busy at school and was exhausted from having underslept. she then said: that's not a good enough excuse. what is a good enough excuse?

flopson, Saturday, 3 March 2012 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink


puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 3 March 2012 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

fire alarm went off in your building (if you live in certain kind of buildings I guess)

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 3 March 2012 23:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

also, like, is it normal to be asked to give a reason to be late? i mean, if you had a good reason you would want to come out with it, right? when i was in elementary school you would have to fill out a form at the office where you checked the appropriate excuse off of a list, and i always checked "left late." just felt like that was the best way of expressing what would happen to me every morning: wake up, get dressed, breakfast, somehow by the time i was done i'm already late. remember one teacher hated it and would force me to check off another box. i've never had anyone scrutinize my reason for being late since then and it felt weird. i realize it's irresponsible and stuff but can't you just glare at me and carve a notch next to my name or something instead?

flopson, Saturday, 3 March 2012 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yes it's normal.

Fizzles, Sunday, 4 March 2012 09:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

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