More Employees Late for Work -- Weird Excuses

Twenty percent of us are late for work at least once a week, up from 15 percent a year ago. In addition, 10 percent admitted they are late at least twice a week. With that kind of track record for tardiness, we have to think up new and better excuses besides the tried-and-true ones. Somehow getting stuck in traffic is just so overused.

Reuters reports that The Harris Poll surveyed U.S. workers for CareerBuilder.com, an online job site, to find out the most common excuses for being late. They are: