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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

  2. 2
    + 546
    - 196

    most listed
    You Have the Flu

  3. 3
    + 481
    - 190


    Your Kid is Sick

  4. 4
    + 396
    - 221


    Doctor's Appointment

  5. 5
    + 391
    - 254


    Someone Is in the Hospital

  6. 6
    + 382
    - 229


    Tragedy in the Family

  7. 7
    + 364
    - 221


    Car Trouble

  8. 8
    + 345
    - 267

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    You Have a Cold (Cough, Cough)

  9. 9
    + 263
    - 70

    ranked low on reranks & added by MattElpern

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  10. 10
    + 193
    - 44


    You're Sick

  11. 11
    + 310
    - 109

    ranked low on reranks & added by lostshadow
    Have the Runs

  12. 12
    + 300
    - 183


    You Had An Allergic Reaction to Something

  13. 13
    + 167
    - 55


    Your Child Is Ill

  14. 14
    + 269
    - 251


    Relative's Funeral

  15. 15
    + 325
    - 187


    You Have a Migraine

  16. 16
    + 143
    - 68


    There Was a Death in the Family

  17. 17
    + 124
    - 64


    Your Car Broke Down

  18. 18
    + 242
    - 274


    You Got in a Car Accident

  19. 19
    + 126
    - 82


    You Were in a Car Accident

  20. 20
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    - 297

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    You Are Snowed In

  21. 21
    + 111
    - 72


    Emergency Dental Repair

  22. 22
    + 213
    - 243


    Your Flight Back Into Town Got Cancelled

  23. 23
    + 109
    - 75


    You're Selected for Jury Duty

  24. 24
    + 102
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    You Have a Crazy Migraine

  25. 25
    + 86
    - 75


    The Roads Around Your House Are Closed Due to Weather

  26. 26
    + 78
    - 68


    You Have a Doctor's Appointment

  27. 27
    + 165
    - 323


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

  28. 28
    + 209
    - 423


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

  29. 29
    + 160
    - 277


    You Have to Meet With Your Kid's Teacher

  30. 30
    + 164
    - 285


    You Need a Mental Health Day

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    + 92
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    ranked low on reranks
    Because You Earned It!

  32. 32
    + 65
    - 70


    You're Moving

  33. 33
    + 65
    - 71


    You Have Lice

  34. 34
    + 60
    - 72


    You Have a Bladder Infection

  35. 35
    + 175
    - 229


    You Have Bad Cramps

  36. 36
    + 61
    - 75


    You're Waiting for a Plumber/Repairman

  37. 37
    + 140
    - 322

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Your Pet Is Sick

  38. 38
    + 132
    - 263


    You Are Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

  39. 39
    + 57
    - 76


    Someone Tried to Rob You During the Night

  40. 40
    + 60
    - 80


    You Locked Your Keys in Your Car

  41. 41
    + 206
    - 316

    added by zxray
    I'm Dead

  42. 42
    + 53
    - 84


    Your Sister/Best Friend Is Going Into Labor

  43. 43
    + 54
    - 88


    Your Fiance Called Off Your Wedding

  44. 44
    + 48
    - 83

    about to drop off
    Your Pet Is Sick

  45. 45
    + 20
    - 37

    about to drop off
    Mental Health Day

  46. 46
    + 127
    - 238

    about to drop off & added by zxray
    I Pooed in My Pants On the Way to Work

  47. 47
    + 94
    - 315


    Electricity Went Out

  48. 48
    + 98
    - 330


    Your Toilet Exploded

  49. 49
    + 73
    - 323


    You Lost Your Glasses

  50. 50
    + 55
    - 307


    Have to Drive Someone to the Airport

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