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The Best Excuses to Get Out of Work

List Criteria: Any excuse that you could use to get out of work for a full day or half day

List of the best excuses to get out of work--including believable excuses to miss work, ridiculous reasons to stay home and funny justifications for taking the day off. Hey, sometimes we all need to take a sick day, or take a "sick day" but we don't know exactly what to tell our boss that he will believe or allow. The most popular excuses to miss work are often health-related. People always think to say that they are sick or that their family member died. While this way to miss work is sometimes believable, you can't always use the same reason. And "killing off" your family members is just bad karma. 

Good excuses for missing work are usually either very specific--like your toilet overflowed and you have to handle it, or are very vague--like you need a "personal" day. Is it a bad idea to lie to your boss about why you are missing work? Probably. Do people do it all of the time? Absolutely. For many readers, the reasons listed here are good excuses for taking the day off. 

So what do you think? What is a good excuse for getting out of work? Do you lie to your boss or do you just tell him or her why you need the day off? Vote for your favorites and add your own excuses. Discuss your reactions in the comment section. 
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    Food Poisoning

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    most listed You Have the Flu

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    Doctor's Appointment

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    Your Kid is Sick

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    You Have a Cold (Cough, Cough)

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    Someone Is in the Hospital

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    Tragedy in the Family

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    Car Trouble

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    Relative's Funeral

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    You Honestly Tell Your Boss Why You Can't/Don't Want to Come In

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    You Are Snowed In

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    You Have to Meet With Your Kid's Teacher

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    You Got in a Car Accident

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    Your Flight Back Into Town Got Cancelled

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    Your Pet Is Sick

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    You Need a "Personal" Day and leave it at that

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    You Need a Mental Health Day

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    Electricity Went Out

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    You Are Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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    You Lost Your Glasses

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Have to Drive Someone to the Airport

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    ranked low on reranks You Have a Migraine

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Your Toilet Exploded

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    ranked low on reranks You Had An Allergic Reaction to Something

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    ranked low on reranks & added by lostshadow Have the Runs

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    often listed You Are Hungover

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    You Have Bad Cramps

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    Root Canal

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    added by zxray I'm Dead

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    A Friend's Wedding

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    Your Apartment Caught On Fire

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