The poll also found that 29 percent of employees admitted to playing hooky this year. Here are some of the strangest sick day excuses they found in their poll:
- "Bats got in her hair."
- "Got a cold from a puppy."
- "Hurt his back chasing a beaver."
- "Had a headache after going to too many garage sales."
- "Brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico."
- "Ate too much at a party."
- "A refrigerator fell on him."
- "Got his toe caught in a vent cover."
- "Drank anti-freeze by mistake and had to go to the hospital."
- "Deer bit him during hunting season."