I read an article recently about employees calling in sick with “fishy” excuses for missing work. One said, “I was poisoned by my mother in law.” Another said, “A buffalo escaped from the game reserve and kept charging the employee every time she tried to go to her car from her house.” A skunk got blamed for one, because he reportedly got into the employee’s house and sprayed all his uniforms.
But I still like the one I heard from the staffing team member my first few days at work. She said a worker called in on Thursday morning and said, “I’ve got a case of the West Nile Virus.” But don’t worry, I’ll be fine by Monday!
© 2007, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume 5 (2007).