Sometimes it just can't be helped, you're going to be late to work. But you can't show up to your job with the tired old "my alarm clock didn't go off" excuse.

Employers and supervisors have probably heard every excuse under the sun for being late to work, so you know you have to be extra creative.

You spend your entire drive crafting the perfect excuse and practicing delivering it so you sound like you're actually upset that you had to spend less time at your desk.

So what are the best excuses for being late that you've used or have been used on you?

Here's a few we came up with that are specific to CNY:

Ok now that we got you started, we want to know your best(or craziest) Central New York specific excuses for being late to work. Share in the comments below, on our Facebook page or send them to


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