Who would have thought there was an art to giving an excuse.
Think carefully before you give an excuse next time your late for work. Showing your initial intention was honourable is the best way to limit the damage done.
If you want a successful excuse it needs to be plausible and that your intention was morally adequate, and that something beyond your control prevented you from putting it into action.
Dr. Paulina Silwa of Cambridge University facility of philosophy gave a few excuses for forgetting an appointment which usually works. They are “I had a migraine,” I haven’t slept for three nights, I was preoccupied with worries about my mother’s health. But excuses that will lead to failure are ones that that may suggest a weakness of willingness like “I just couldn’t resist” will not gain any sympathy.
What is the best excuse that has worked for you?