365 Reasons Why I'm Too Late at Work

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Ingeborg Stinissen's 365 Reasons Why I'm Too Late For Work is a hilarious book of excuses written for those who can't seem to make it in on time. Or those who simply don't want to go in. Whether you are late or you just decided to play hooky, Stinissen has compiled the ultimate list to help prepare readers for the question they'll doubtlessly be asked: Why are you late? Readers beware, not all answers to this question will pass the sniff test if you decide to use one like: "There was an elephant on the road that caused a lot of traffic." I'd recommend the use instead of one that might be more believable like: "My bike was stolen." Less is more, right?

I spent a pleasant afternoon perusing 365 Reasons Why I'm Too Late For Work by Ingeborg Stinissen. It was nice to read alternatives to the usual excuses that don't involve killing off a beloved grandparent, putting a perfectly healthy child in the hospital, or pretending your pet needed an emergency visit to the vet. My favorite excuses fell into the workplace taboo category of too much information. If I'm ever unprepared for a follow-up question, it can be nipped in the bud by simply stating: "My lover forgot to detach my handcuffs from the bed post before he left for work." Who the heck is going to reply to that statement with anything but a wave of the hands and an airy "I don't even want to know." And frankly, if they have another response, then you need to find a new place to work.