Dustin Wilson sat on his home sofa, ate some goodies and watched the Kansas City Chiefs game Thursday night instead of working his hardware store shift.
And it was fine with his boss.
Wilson, mostly as a joke, had handed his boss a tongue-in-cheek note from coach Andy Reid: “Please excuse _____ for a half day of work on Thursday 12/8/2016 .”
“It worked!” said Wilson, a Chiefs fan in Nebraska. “It was an unpaid half-day off for me, but my boss was a Chiefs fan, too, so he said go ahead.”
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The excuse note was posted Wednesday morning on arrowheadpride.com by Joel Thurman, who runs the Chiefs-oriented blog. It generated fun comments on the site, on Twitter and on Facebook.
Chris Mason wasn’t quite as lucky as Wilson when he submitted the Reid note to his boss.
“Unfortunately, it didn’t fly,” said Mason, who lives in Iowa. “However my boss, being a Chiefs fan, did go against company policy and allow me to watch the game on my phone at work.”
Mason said his boss periodically came by to check on the score. And “he did keep the letter, and it hangs in his office.”
Generally — downer aside here — fake notes aren’t the best way to go to get excused from work. But it appears that this all-in-fun effort was taken as intended. And, ahem, no one was sacked.