New Jerseyans are among the worst in the nation for being late to work. According to The Asbury Park Press, a company called Mattress Clarity says a typical New Jersey worker loses 7.9 minutes per week by being tardy.

Culled from the internet, here are some (supposedly) real excuses for being late people have given:

  • My cat got stuck in the toilet
  • I was watching a TV program and wanted to see how it ended
  • I cut my hair myself and had to go to a salon to have it fixed
  • There was a power failure and I couldn’t get my garage door open
  • I was wearing the wrong shoes and had to go back home to change

I’m sure you’ve heard some hard to believe excuses (or made one up).

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