9 Everyday Excuses For Being Late

Are you the one who only sets an alarm so that you can snooze it? Well, most of us find it difficult to get up early for work. We realize how creative we are when we make up stories to justify the fact that we are late for something. Interestingly, it has nothing to do with our age. No matter which age group we fall into, all of us are good at making excuses. Let’s peep into few excuses that we give for being late. You might smile as you read down because you might have given them at one point or the other.


1) Car/Bike issue

I left on time, but I got a flat tire or met an accident. So basically your car/bike/scooter becomes your savior.

2) Parking issue

This one works perfectly when finding parking is an everyday challenge. “I got late because I couldn’t find a parking spot”.

3) Family backup

This is one of the common reasons that people give. My wife/husband is not well or any other family member is not well. Well, I am not denying that there are people who would never use this as an excuse, but there are many who would not hesitate to do it.

4) Traffic

Another reason is traffic caused due to a major accident or rain or any other reason.

5) Alarm clock

One of the reasons that people give is that their alarm clock ditched them.

6) Health issue

“ I am suffering from fever/cold/cough…….”

7) In-laws

This is a good one for couples. “I have to pick my in-laws from the railway station or airport and hence I will be little late”.


8) Social Service

Another popular reason is when people say they stopped by to help others and hence got late.

9) Pet

There is no one to take care of the pet and hence you have to stay back till someone comes

I am sure each one of you reading this is much more creative than the reasons written here. There are various other ‘weird’ reasons which are illogical too, but people never hesitate to use them. None of us is perfect and it is okay to be late once in a while (but don’t make it a habit). So, next time what would be your reason……… J ?

P.S. : At times I wonder why are people actually “late”………

Misha Mehta

Misha has a passion for traveling and dancing. She is a movie buff and enjoys eating, shopping, reading (only SELECTIVE reading) and a bit of writing too. Professor by profession, she never forgets to carry one thing to work or wherever she goes…and that’s her smile..
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