Top 10 Excuses For Being Late to Work

“I Lost My Keys/Wallet/Phone”

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This excuse is excellent as if you plan it in advance, you can literally take as long as you want sitting at home watching that glorious pre-afternoon TV. In order of effectiveness I would rank the items phone, wallet, keys. There’s only so long your boss may be willing to accept not being able to find your phone as a legitimate excuse for your lateness. Your wallet may buy you a little more time, however your keys are most important, you can’t get far without your car keys right? Especially when all the buses are late…