Do u feel every morning to sleep a little more knowingly that you will reach late in office? Is it happening to you on a regular basis that you are reporting late to office? Does this happen to you regularly that your boss repeatedly asks to report on time to office and you counter argue with all your silly excuses like my maid didn’t turn up this morning so I had to do all dishes and washing clothes,etc..
As per an article published on Indian Express “A new study estimates that India ranks second on the list of lazy countries.Over the past decade, medical studies have zeroed on India as one of the world’s laziest countries. A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports that over 90 per cent of Indians, in both cities and rural areas, did no recreational physical activity.
You aren’t alone as there are 16 to 20% of workers who are late to work at least once a week.!
Stay one hour extra in office and no one cares and arrive at 10: 05 am and everyone loses their mind. I am blessed that my manager or assistant manager is not that kind of person. Or it might be just my imagination!! till the day I start to reach office late.
It is really hell to get out from deep sleep battling all dreams, where mostly alarms are snoozed and awakening is postponed. By the time they rush and cross all the hurdles from home to office, the result is that they are late. Excuses are plenty offered by employees to their higher professionals, but there are funny excuses and interesting excuses also.
1. Alarm Problem
Blaming the alarm for not ringing is yet another funny reason many employees bring up to the higher officials. They say their alarm didn’t ring. These silly and funny excuses create humor amongst employees rather than anger. Another reason given by employees is that their dog ate the alarm clock. This is one of the best excuse made when being late to work.
2. Visitors at Home
Some employees give an excuse that visitors arrived unexpectedly at their home for example aunty, uncle, niece and more. This is one of the best excuse for being late to work.And we are always open to our guests no matter what come may as we Indians believe in old aged tradition “Athiti Devo Bhava” (Our Guest is God!)
3. Stuck in Traffic!!
Mumbai Traffic can be chaos sometimes. Some roads have heavy traffic throughout the day for instance at Saki Naka.
Earlier it used to take more than 40 minutes to cross this road during high traffic congestion due to overcrowded BEST buses autos,etc. But now having Metro has reduced this traffic to very large extent as people now commute from Air Conditioned Metro which was started in June,2014.
There are many commuters commute daily to their offices by road and get stuck in traffic for long hours can sometimes be an unbearable experience.
HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED ON BEING STUCK IN TRAFFIC FOR 10 DAYS??
SHOCKING RIGHT?!!,Yes, it has happened once in China. THE CHINA NATIONAL HIGHWAY 110 TRAFFIC JAM WAS A MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM THAT BEGIN ON 14TH AUG,201O WHICH LASTED FOR 10 DAYS AND SLOWED DOWN THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES FOR MORE THAN 100 KILOMETERS.
4. Cutting Hair
This reminds me of a joke on same.
Boss: “ Why are you late today?”
Employee: “ I was having a hair cut! at saloon”
Boss: “ Your hair grows during non office hours as well..”
Employee: “ That’s why I did not had a complete shave off!!. only that much part is cut which had grown during office hours”
5. Ill! Family Members
This is most emotional reason and one of the most common lie , which I have used it many times whenever I have reached office late. Your boss cannot even argue on this.
Once I was late and I told to my boss “my father had a heavy chest pain due to acidity! so I will be late today”
6. Mumbai Local Trains!!!
Whenever my co- workers come late, they simply blame on local trains! , stating either trains were late, or trains were overcrowded, or train had halted in the middle of two station for a very long time due to some technical fault, and so on!!
Some even go on to argue that they stay very far away from railway station as compared to others who stay near to railway station and come on time every time.. As if they live on railway platforms and all they have to do is get up and catch a train!..I mean come on..Please come up with genuine reasons or blame yourself on turning late instead of blaming good and nice people who are regular and punctual on time.
7. Feeling Ill
This can work sometimes once in a month or so. Simple all you need to do is pick up the phone and call and tell him, since you are not keeping well, you will arrive late today.
8. Your Spouse is Ill!!
This is one of the funniest (I believe) reason to lie that your spouse is ill and there is no one to look after.
BOLA “GANPATI BAPPA MORYA!!!! MANGAL MURTI MORYA!!!”
When it comes to festivals we do not listen to anyone. I feel most of the festivities in Mumbai are celebrated publicly on roads!. Be it Ganpati ,Navratri,EID, Krishna Janmasthami, Holi, Diwali, etc. We get so much immersed in enjoying the festivals sometimes, we completely ignore other persons on road who might have to reach somewhere on time and thereby adding traffic to all chaos to all people on roads.
Even I enjoy festivals but do not like this kind of ignorance by people. Call me partial but the fact is we also sometimes feel the heat when other person does this to us.
10. Getting Caught! by Police
CONCLUSION: STOP MAKING EXCUSES!!. BY MAKING EXCUSES YOU ARE DELAYING YOUR OWN SUCCESS!
WHY HAVE WE STOPPED IN BELIEVING EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE MAKES THE MAN HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE?
WHY ARE WE INDIANS WORKING OVERTIME?
JUST TO SHOW OFF HOW MUCH DEDICATED OR SERIOUS WE ARE WHEN IT COMES TO WORK!
INSTEAD WE AS INDIANS NEED A LOT TO LEARN BASIC SMALL THINGS FROM THOSE DEVELOPED NATIONS( AUSTRALIA, USA, SPAIN, GREECE,GERMANY,RUSSIA,ETC, LIKE FOR INSTANCE COMING ON TIME REGULARY TO OFFICE!
DON’T YOU THINK ITS HIGH TIME WE AS INDIANS MUST LEARN TO RESPECT TIME!! AND BE PUNCTUAL FOR A CHANGE?