The top most bizarre -- but real -- excuses for being late to work:
I forgot it wasn't the weekend.
I put petroleum jelly in my eyes.
The wind blew the deck off my house.
I overslept because my kids changed all the clocks in the house.
I was cornered by a moose.
My mother-in-law wouldn't stop talking.
My mother locked me in a closet.
The sunrise was so beautiful that I had to stop and take it in.
My dad offered to make me a grilled cheese sandwich, and I just couldn't say no.
The five most common excuses for being late to work:
Traffic: 49 percent
Oversleeping: 32 percent
Bad weather: 26 percent
Too tired to get out of bed: 25 percent
Procrastination: 17 percent