From goats to coconuts to time travel, Outlander Season 3 gifted us some creative excuses to use in our real lives. Here are our favorite work excuses.
Alarm. Parent. Traffic. Work. Traffic. Parent. Sleep. Rinse and repeat. The busy balancer life can, most days, cause this well-intentioned brain to feel a bit like a dumpster fire detonated behind a Times Square fast food joint. Enter Outlander, which I herald frequently for its ability to provide escape from real life. But Season 3 offers something far more valuable for me—new excuses to toss out when life’s juggling act proves too much and taking a hall pass on part of it sounds more appealing. Like, that whole job part.
By now you’ve grown bored and weary with the old standby lines you use to get out of something undesirable but, adaptable by nature, these Outlander gems can infuse fresh energy into any setting where needed. But since I apparently came from the manufacturer without a verbal filter installed and [while my family can deal with a hangry, hormonal version of me] I’m certain my workplace frowns upon frequent use of either the middle finger or the F word, here are some suggested uses for the professional setting. Please note, I will not be held accountable for any user error/misuse, or backfire.
Top 13 (and a bonus!) Work Excuses Outlander Taught Me
#7 — Do it now and don’t be gentle. When someone above your pay grade calls you into his/her office and doesn’t spit out why you’ve been summoned within the first five seconds of entry. Hey, we’re all busy—get there quicker. For extra effect, deliver while standing up in front of their desk.
#10 — Let me be. When someone dares to appear at your desk needing something before your first cup of coffee has fully gone down the hatch. Actually, make that two. Make sure you go full breathless Jamie on them for maximum effect.
What would you add to our list? And let us know how it goes when you toss a couple of these out for kicks!