It happens to everyone at some point, time slips away from you and you’re late. You will need an explanation. Following is a list of 25 interesting excuses for being late you might need in case of being late to work, class, school or appointment.
15 Excuses for Being Late
- I oversleep. / feel asleep late and couldn’t wake up early.
- I lost my car keys/ wallet/ phone.
- I couldn’t find a parking space.
- I just lost track of time. (I didn’t notice what time it was)
- The bus was late.
- I was tied up in a meeting. (I had a meeting before came here)
- I got lost coming here.
- I had to wait ages for a bus.
- I got stuck in traffic.
- The bus/ my vehicle broke down.
- I feel asleep on the train and missed my stop.
- The weather was terrible.
- I got caught by the police. (for over speeding or red signal)
- My wife/ husband is ill, so I had to get the children to school first.