Most everybody has called in to get out of work at some time or another. Sometimes it's because you are legitimately sick and sometimes it's because aliens have kidnapped your friend and you have to rescue him. Whether your excuse is legit or not, let's just hope it's better than these.

Check out these real - and really ridiculous - excuses people have actually used to get out of work.

  • 1

    My sister got kidnapped and I have to go find her.

  • 2

    I gave up my plane seat to an elderly person and can't get back for a few days.

  • 3

    My dog didn't wake me up.

  • 4

    There's a snake on my porch so I can't leave the house.

  • 5

    I have to stay out sick because of a sympathetic pregnancy.

    That's when a GUY experiences a few of his wife's pregnancy symptoms. Or when ANYONE close to someone who's pregnant has a few mild symptoms.
  • 6

    My wife got a bad dye job and I have to stay home to provide moral support.

  • 8

    My dog hid my car keys.

  • 9

    had to stay home to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

  • 10

    Martians kidnapped my boyfriend and I have to rescue him.

  • 7

    I'm having trouble with my prostate . . .

    and the person who used this excuse was a woman.