Fake Excuses for Sale

John Liddell got an idea: some people are going to pretend they're sick and play hooky from work, so why not profit from their malingering?

So John created Excused Absence Network, a website that sells excuse notes that are basically fake doctor's note, fake jury sumons or even funeral-service programs:

For about $25, students and employees can buy excuse notes that appear to come from doctors or hospitals. Other options include a fake jury summons or an authentic-looking funeral service program complete with comforting poems and a list of pallbearers.

Some question whether the products are legal or ethical -- or even work -- but the company's owners say they're just helping people do something they would have done anyway.

Unethical? Sure! Effective? At times, but it can backfire:

Actually, for one New Jersey woman it wasn't so easy. She was arrested this year after using one of the company's notes to support her claim she was too injured to appear in traffic court for a speeding ticket. She was caught after court officials called the chiropractor listed and he told them he never heard of the woman.

Links: Article at CNN | John's website [warning: automatic audio, you'll also be subjected to audio ads for ... erhm, breast enlargements ... ] (but if you tell your boss you found it at Neatorama after you get caught playing hooky, it's not my fault, okay?) - Thanks Tiffany!

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Cheat, cheat;
Never beat.


Tell a lie
Tell another.

Just lines I remember from childhood that reemerged in adulthood with way more authority.

Oh, yeah! It'll happen to you.
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