Best and worst 'late for work' excuses by TomTom

What’s your best excuse?

Sometimes being late for work is inevitable, especially if you don’t have satellite navigation to help you steer clear of the ridiculously heavy traffic congestion we’ve been experiencing lately in South Africa.

But we all know someone in the office who is almost habitually late and by now perhaps they’ve run out of good enough reasons for it.

Satellite navigation systems such as TomTom are great for helping you avoid traffic jams and most of our bosses know this by now, so it’s harder to blame your tardiness on the traffic.

Also read: Brace yourselves, 2017 nightmare traffic has begun 

TomTom has come up with a little book of excuses filled with creative excuses for serial latecomers. Here’s a few you might enjoy!

I thought I was being followed so I took the long route to try and shake them off. Rather safe than sorry, right? Your boss and co-workers will be so relieved to see you alive and well that no one will even remember how late you are.

I thought I saw my soulmate, so I followed them. This works for being late to work or even drinks with friends, provided they’re all hopeless romantics like you (or a few drinks down).

I parked further down the road to give myself some exercise. Who can fault you for putting your personal health and well-being first? Bonus points if you work up a visible sweat before walking through the door.

Excuses that will either work like a charm or earn you a warning letter…

I decided to take all my toilet, coffee and smoke) breaks at the start of my shift. You’re welcome. A little snarkier than most bosses would find acceptable, but you may be in the clear if yours appreciates employees taking initiative, or has a good sense of humour.

But to be fair, you set the start time way too early. This could go one of two ways: either your boss realises the merits of instituting a flex-time policy in the workplace and you’re celebrated as a hero by all your co-workers, or your boss sends you packing and all your co-workers point and laugh as you’re escorted out of the building.

Excuses you probably shouldn’t use, ever…

I started singing Bohemian Rhapsody in the shower and had to finish. Unless you can sing well enough to make it your career, or work for a die-hard Freddie Mercury fan, rather steer clear of this one.

I was down at the pub with the lads… Damn! I was meant to lie about that bit. Who could give a damn about making excuses when they’ve been guzzling beer for the past three hours?

With TomTom’s intuitive live traffic technology keeping you ahead of the rat race and getting you where you need to be on time, there’s little room left for the ‘I was stuck in traffic’ excuse. However, whether you’re known as a latecomer at work, among friends or even at home, TomTom has got your back with a bank of sometimes nifty and always entertaining excuses to use.

Download the little book of excuses for free, courtesy of TomTom, for more fun and cheeky excuses you can use to get yourself out of hot water, and check out the TomTom Go, the world’s most reliable driving companion, to make your daily commute an absolute breeze. TomTom devices are available at leading retailers nationwide and prices to fit anyone’s pocket.  Visit www.tomtom.com for more product info.

Source: TomTom