Get the day off work with this Paddy Power Games Sickie Excuse Generator

It's National Sickie Day on Monday 6th February – where 375,000 Brits are expected to mysteriously call in sick.


We’ve all pulled a sickie before, right? In fact, we did some research and found that almost half of us admitted to skiving off at least once over the last 12 months.

The other half are just lying.

Providing a convincing excuse for your work absence isn’t an easy task though – there’s real pressure involved in crafting a believable reason.

Maybe that’s why 14% of you told us that you’d been caught telling porkies to your boss. Naughty, naughty.

So, if you are planning on taking the day off on 6th February, we’ve crafted a whole host of perfectly believable excuses and thrown them into a random generator to help you out.

From taking an eye test at Barnard Castle to becoming yet another one of Chelsea’s new signings, we’ve got you covered below.

So, give the Sickie Generator a whirl, but be warned… we accept no responsibility if your boss doesn’t buy our excuses!

What do you think?