Waking up from a beautiful dream on a weekday morning is a challenging task for the working class people. After multiple attempts of snoozing your alarm and dilly-dally freshening up yourself, you finally realise that you are late to work. Fret not, here are some references for you – the Top 10 Malaysian Excuses you can use for being late to work, to get yourself out of trouble.
1) Traffic Jam
So you left home early to beat the traffic. But the traffic today is worst than usual due to a road accident, which is beyond your control. But take note, you may not want to use this excuse if your boss takes the same route to work as you.
2) Traffic Police’s Fault
Learn how to blame the traffic police. Say that you wished the traffic police could have done a better job and your route was stopped by the traffic police for a while to ease the traffic from the other direction.
3) Blame Waze or Google Map
GPS like Waze or Google Map are useful. But sometimes it could lead us to take a wrong turn too. Learn how to leverage on that.
4) Car Problem
Fluid leaks, punctured tyre or a dead battery commonly comes to mind. Just be prepared to make up some stories about how much hassle you have gone through to get the problem solved.
5) Alarm Failed to Go Off
You were very sure that you’ve set your alarm the night before but somehow in the morning the alarm failed to go off, and you were mega late for work.
6) Need to See the Doctor
You or one of your family members was feeling ill this morning, hence, you need to go (send them) to the clinic. Make sure you are prepared to answer your boss when he/she asks you for document proof.
7) Worked Late Yesterday
You worked till late night yesterday to finish up the task assigned by your boss. Hence, you need a little more time to regain your energy level.
8) Couldn’t Get A Parking
Not sure what’s going on around your office area, there wasn’t any parking bay left even though you were punctual today. So you ended up parking your car further down the road and that took you extra 10-minute just to walk to your office.
9) Pulled Over By Police
In your mad haste to get to work, you were stopped by police for speeding, running a red light, rolling through a stop sign, etc. To make it more convincing, you may want to put up a sad face too.
10) My Boss Doesn’t Come In Early
Make full use if your boss comes in late too. You just need to say, “Boss, but you are late too!”