Here are some of the over-the-top excuses:
- My cat had the hiccups.
- My roommate got mad at me and cut the cord to my phone charger, so it didn't charge and my alarm didn't go off.
- I had to take a personal call from the governor (turned out to be true).
- I had a job interview with another firm.
- I thought I won the lottery
The excuses, though, may not work since more than a third of employers say they've fired an employee for being late.