This is one of those times when using a fake excuse would be better than the real one . . .
A contractor in England named Ken Moore posted a screenshot after one of his employees used a ridiculous excuse for skipping work. He said he couldn’t come in because he didn’t have any clean SOCKS. And he blamed his girlfriend for it.
He said she didn’t do laundry, so he didn’t have any socks to wear. And he couldn’t soldier through work without socks, because his boots have holes in them. (???)
Ken texted back and asked if he was joking. Then he said fine, but that he’d better be there the next day.
One person online said he should have offered to bring an extra pair of socks to work for him, just to see what his NEXT excuse would have been.