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Dumbest Employee Excuses for Being Late

Running a little late could have big repercussions, especially at a firm in the midst of busy season. From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers told CareerBuilder some of the most memorable excuses they've heard from tardy employees.

Employee claimed a zebra was running down the highway and held up traffic (which turned out to be true).

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Employee woke up on the front lawn of a house two blocks away from his home.

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Employee's cat got stuck in the toilet.

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Employee ran out of milk for breakfast cereal and had to buy some before getting ready for work.

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Employee was late to work because he fell asleep in the car when he got to work.

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Employee accidentally put superglue in their eye instead of contact lens solution and had to go to the emergency room.

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Employee thought Halloween was a work holiday.

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Employee said a hole in the roof caused rain to fall on the alarm clock and it didn't go off.

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Employee was watching something on TV and really wanted to see the end.

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Employee forgot that the company had changed locations.

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Employee got a hairbrush stuck in her hair.

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Employee was scared by a nightmare.

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