And You Thought Your Co-Workers Had Lame Reasons For Absences
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And let's go from small claims to false claims. Our Last Word In Business is all about faking it, and not making it, to work.
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JASON ALEXANDER: (As George) Shouldn't you be at work by now?
WAYNE KNIGHT: (As Newman) Work? It's raining.
ALEXANDER: (As George) So?
KNIGHT: (As Newman) I called in sick. I don't work in the rain.
ALEXANDER: (As George) You don't work in the rain? You're a mailman. Neither rain nor sleet nor - it's the first one!
INSKEEP: OK. That excuse, heard on the TV show "Seinfeld" years ago, seems absurd. But here are some real excuses used for missing work, that a British health care company found in a survey. The Daily Telegraph listed them. Who knows? Some may be true.
The excuses include, "My trousers split on the way to work," "My fish is sick," "I've had a hair dye disaster," "A cup of baked beans landed on my big toe" - the big toe, remember that; "I've got a sore finger" and best of all, "I am hallucinating."
Please stay home.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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