“Hi, boss. I can’t come into work today. My grandmother poisoned me with ham.”
While that may sound like a completely ridiculous excuse, an employee actually used it, according to a survey released by CareerBuilder.
The survey, which was conducted online in 2016, found that 35% of employees said they have called in sick when they were feeling well.
Here are 19 ridiculous excuses people have actually used to call in sick, according to past surveys from CareerBuilder.