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Which excuse do you use?

Nobody likes to be called on their day off to come into the office. Telling the boss no takes some quick thinking. The best excuse I’ve heard for when the phone rings on the weekend — “Sorry, I just had a beer. I shouldn’t drive.”

A creative excuse and better than relying on the lame “I’m sick” excuse. 

According to a recent study by Harris Interactive, 30 percent of workers have faked illness to get out of work.

However, some workers are a lot more creative when coming up with excuses. Here’s a list of some of the better ones, according to a recent CareerBuilder report. Feel free to borrow one the next time you want to stay home.

— Employee’s sobriety tool wouldn’t let the car start.

— Employee forgot he had been hired for the job

— Employee’s dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation

–Employee’s toe was stuck in faucet

–Employee said a bird bit her.

Click here for the full CareerBuilder report.