While we’re not in the business of glorifying pulling a sicky at work, every now and then we can turn a cheeky blind eye to playing hooky once in a while.
Most would just call up and make an excuse about having a bug or something the rest of the office absolutely doesn’t want to catch, but just what lengths are people willing to go to for an extra day in bed?
Well, one fella trumped us all with his creativity in proving to his boss he’d be unable to make it into work, and fair play, he deserves a day off after all that effort.
Proudest moment of my life was photoshopping my tire being flat to get out of work, I really finessed pic.twitter.com/SaY6Z7Ctmg
— Papa Boardslide (@PapaBoardslide) June 13, 2019
Someone who goes by the name of Papa Boardslide took to Twitter to share his creative Photoshop skills after apparently convincing his boss he had a productivity-debilitating flat tyre.
He told his followers:
Proudest moment of my life was photoshopping my tire being flat to get out of work, I really finessed.[sic]
Papa Boardslide even shared a before and after picture of his car both with and without a flat tyre, and it’s pretty convincing.
In true Twitter style, the twitizens responded by sharing their own brilliant sicky stories which has left me wondering whether anyone actually goes to work.
I used to work two jobs and I photoshopped one of my schedules and sent it to the other so I could have some time off 😂
— LoisJaide (@redrichroses) June 13, 2019
One Twitter user, who goes by the name of Red Rich Roses, replied: ‘I used to work two jobs and I Photoshopped one of my schedules and sent it to the other so I could have some time off.’
Michelle Del replied: I had friends that used to look at obituaries to get out of work. They’d get out of night shifts by saying they had to go to a wake and would get out of day shifts by having to go to a funeral.
I had friends that used to look at obituaries to get out of work. They'd get out of night shifts by saying they had to go to a wake And would get out of day shifts by having to go to a funeral 🤷♀️
— Missy (@MichelleDelNigr) June 14, 2019
Meanwhile, others thought Papa Boardslide should’ve gone a little deeper with the Photoshop, and started throwing their own edits into the mix.
Mikos Von Beaverhaus said he ‘should’ve taken the whole week off,’ and sent a pretty grim picture of a couple of people lying on the lawn, presumably having been hit by the car.
And sure enough, someone took it that one step further by adding flames to the house, which would take his day from bad to much, much worse.
Anyway, props to Papa Boardslide, but sharing his story on Twitter might not have been the smartest move. Bosses have Twitter too, you know.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the LADbible Group team in 2017.