my dog is sick. I've used it once - when I slept in till 10 am. I have a good enough job where I am in a decent position. I had used up my sick time a few weeks prior so I didnt have any room to err. At any rate, I went back to work the next day and lied even worse saying, I think she is pregnant....hmmm? OK so the joke wound up on me, in a few weeks, I found out she was pregnant...and 5 puppies later, I am now a grandma of 5 :)... Careful though, lying stinks and almost always you will get caught in a tangle. My simplest excuse, is "I really just dont feel good"