Getting up from a beautiful dream on a working morning is such a challenging task for many people. After multiple attempts of snoozing your alarm and dilly-dally freshening up yourself, you finally realise that you are late to work. Let’s go through a few excuses, explained by the late comers, when they are out of time to work.
1. Traffic Jam
Even though you tried to leave home early to beat the traffic, somehow KL traffic is unpredictable and this is beyond your control. But take note, you may not want to use this excuse if your boss takes the same route to work as you.
2. Traffic Police’s Fault
Not sure if the traffic police is really helping to smoothen the morning traffic. You were stopped in front of the traffic light for more than 15 minutes waiting for the traffic police to clear the traffic at the opposite direction and then only you were allow to go.
3. Took A Wrong Turn
You weren’t paying attention while driving and accidentally took a wrong turn, wasted another 30 minutes in the traffic.
4. Car Problem
Fluid leaks, tyre punctured and a dead battery commonly comes to mind. Just be prepared to make up some stories about how much hassle you have gone through to get the problem solved.
5. Alarm Failed to Go Off
You were very sure that you’ve set your alarm the night before but somehow this morning the alarm failed to go off, and you were mega late for work.
6. Need to See the Doctor
You or one of your family members was feeling ill this morning, hence, you need to go (send them) to the clinic. Make sure you are prepared to answer your boss when he/she asks you for document proof.
7. Worked Late Yesterday
You work till late night to finish up the task assigned by your boss. Hence, you need a little more time to regain your energy level.
8. Couldn’t Get A Parking
Not sure what’s going on around your office area, there wasn’t any parking bay left even though you were punctual today. You ended up parking your car further down the road and had to take a 10-minute walk from the car park to your office.
9. My Boss Doesn’t Come In Early
You just need to say, “My boss doesn’t even come in that early. Why should I?”
10. Pulled Over By Police
In your mad haste to get to work, you were stopped by police for speeding, running a red light, rolling through a stop sign, etc. To make it more convincing, you may want to put up a sad face too.