Car troubles are always a good excuse, but they do offer some potential karma blow-back. So, when you do lie about car troubles so you can get a head start on that three-day weekend, make sure you make up something that would legitimately prevent you from driving to work, but also wouldn’t be too expensive to fix.
A broken belt has personally worked for us in the past. If you have a really suspicious boss who asks you to produce receipts for the car maintenance shop, just tell them that your friend is a mechanic and they did it for free.
Estimated length of effectiveness: One day. Perfect amount of time to go trail running.
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