Here's a bit of news from the blatantly obvious department: According to a new study conducted in the UK, around 66 percent of those questioned have lied about why they're late for work or social events. Of those, 45 percent blame traffic delays. Another 42 percent point a finger at their vehicle as the reason behind their lack of timeliness.

That's no surprise to anyone who's ever had to manage a flock of wayward workers. Traffic is an easy scapegoat thanks to the fact that jams can turn up just as fast as they can dissipate, and since no boss has ever asked for a note from your mechanic, car trouble is a good second bet.

Of course, with more workers reliant on their personal vehicle as a means to get to work, we wouldn't be surprised if those numbers were much higher here in the States. That is, if American workers would even consider doing something as shameful as lying to their employers...


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      Ricky
      • 3 Years Ago
      In other news, water is wet...
      Kamil K.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had no idea Poland was known for its Bacon! it's obviously the best, ad says so.
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who is the braindead idiot that wasted time and money actually researching this useless crap?
      vauxim
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder what year the picture is from?
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vauxim
        There are two ADO16s in the picture, a Riley Kestrel and an Austin/Morris 1100/1300. They were both launched in '62. The FX4 is a pre '68 model with the roof-mounted indicators, an early answer to the old semaphore indicators used until the October 1962 vehicle lighting regulation overhaul. The Battersea Festival Gardens was an attraction which I believe closed in the early '70s. The single-decker though looks like an early Leyland National, which wasn't introduced until the late 1960's.
        longducdong
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vauxim
        Looks late 50s, maybe early 60s.
        Narom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vauxim
        2011 ;-)
      marcosc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those Brits are sure slow to catch on.
      Jim R
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have never lied about being late to work. Then again, I've never been late to work.