Better hope the manager doesn't tell the boss.
I always lied about shit to get out of work. At one job I had to remember not to use the dead relative excuse because I think I had already killed off almost everyone in my extended family to get out of working.
So I broke into the Palace
With a sponge and a rusty spanner
She said: "I know you and you cannot sing"
I said: "that's nothing - you should hear me play piano"