According to a survey by careerbuilder.com, 32 percent of American workers admit using fake sick excuses in the past year and 10 percent have called in sick with a bogus illness at least three times.
But while any old schmo can say they have a cold, there are some people who go the extra mile with their excuses, such as the man who claimed he was being poisoned by his mother-in-law.
Or the woman who couldnt come into work because of a buffalo that escaped from a game preserve and kept charging towards her every time she tried to go from the car to the house.
Another man claimed he couldnt work because of bad hiccups and one woman insisted she wanted to work but her dog swallowed her bus pass.
Finally, one guy said he had to miss work because a skunk broke into his house and sprayed all of his uniforms.
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