12 crazy excuses for arriving late to work (GIFs)

We’ve all had those days when the alarm clock goes off and we press snooze 15 times, only to suddenly realize that an hour has gone by and that important work meeting starts in 10 minutes.
What are you to do when that happens? Call your boss and admit to oversleeping? Yea right. Why would you do that when you could make up an elaborate excuse that involves wild animals, Super Glue or must-see TV?
According to a CareerBuilder survey, here are some of the outrageous excuses workers have used to explain their tardiness to their bosses, as illustrated by GIFs.
1. Employee claimed a zebra was running down the highway and held up traffic
2. Employee woke up on the front lawn of a house two blocks away from his home
3. Employee’s cat got stuck in the toilet
4. Employee couldn’t eat breakfast — he ran out of milk for cereal and had to buy some before getting ready for work
5. Employee was late to work because he fell asleep in the car when he got to work
6. Employee accidentally put Super Glue in her eye instead of contact lens solution, and had to go to the emergency room
7. Employee thought Halloween was a work holiday
8. Employee was watching something on TV and really wanted to see the end
9. Employee got a hairbrush stuck in her hair
10. Employee was scared by a nightmare
11. Employee said a hole in the roof caused rain to fall on the alarm clock and it didn’t go off
12. Employee forgot that the company had changed locations
Have you used a creative excuse for arriving late to work? Was it actually true? Tell us about it in the comments section!

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