Are you even alive if you haven't made up a BS excuse to get out of a shift at work, or another stressful obligation?
Most of us have been on either end of a dramatic excuse to bail, and the unspoken is often to not question it unless you're a frustrated manager doubting someone's overall employability.
However, not all seemingly absurd excuses are lies, there are times when a goose holds up your commute, or your third mom dies within a year, life is complicated and infinite. In many ways, the weird truths are far more fascinating than the most creative of lies.
1. From LaPeauDouce:
One of my colleagues said he would be late because of heavy rains. It turned out that he was living in a flood prone zone and he showed up to office shirtless because it was wet and soiled by muddy water, with a video of his car floating and totaled on the road near his house.