I was working at a job, it was a pretty tough job, I was wanting to quit but was sticking out because of the money. I remember the phone rang the office manager took a message came back to relay it back to the manager. The message was,
“I’m not coming in today, tomorrow, or ever!”
I have had jobs where I would have like to have said that, short and to the point. We still joke around about that one. I know in the terrible economy quitting a job really isn’t funny. But I guess when you have extra time on your hands like we do, you look for funny things to get you through the down time. We heard a good one the other day. A man calls into work sick he said,
” He drank like a pig last night and has Swine Flu today.” And he wasn’t joking this was his excuse, true story.
Another one ” I think I’m going to be late this morning. I don’t know where I am, and I can’t find my left shoe.”
Oh man, and my favorite from Navar is one when he was burnt out on a job; he gave a list of a few reason why he wouldn’t be in for work that day, and ended with
“My fish has Ick.”
I looked at him and said I can’t believe you just said that. It was true, our fish did have ick, but what kind of an excuse is that? Usually Navar is a very hard and loyal worker but sometimes a person just has had it up to their eye balls with a job. I would imagine manager’s and company owner’s probably hear everything under the sun.
Any excuses that you remember lame or not so lame?