An office worker in Singapore decided that he did not want to turn up at work on July 31 this year, and decided to tell a lie that he had to spend the whole day in court.
Damien Yue, 27, certainly got into more trouble than it was worth.
He showed his supervisor a police notice of warning for a sex act issued to him. It was dated the day he missed work and was purportedly issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Thankfully, a savvy HR manager called the CID and discovered that no such warning has been issued. Investigations showed that he had been previously issued a police warning notice for a sex offence in March 2006.
Yue was recently fined $5,000.
What's the craziest excuse you've heard for missing work?