These are REAL excuses people have tried to use to get out of work. It's not clear how many actually worked.
1. My sister got kidnapped and I have to go find her.
2. I gave up my plane seat to an elderly person and can't get back for a few days.
3. My dog didn't wake me up.
4. There's a snake on my porch so I can't leave the house.
5. I have to stay out sick because of sympathetic pregnancy. Tha't when a GUY experiences a few of his wife's pregnancy symptoms.
6. My wife got a bad dye job and I have to stay home to provide moral support.
7. My dog hid my car keys.
8. Martians kidnapped my boyfriend and I have to rescue him.