According to a new survey, three out of four people will lie or give an excuse when they are late rather than own up to being late.

Daily Mail has the full survey but here are the top 10 most popular excuses people will give for being late:

  1. There was really bad traffic.
  2. My alarm didn't go off.
  3. I got lost.
  4. My train was late.
  5. My car wouldn't start.
  6. My child was sick.
  7. I was snowed in.
  8. My car broke down on the way.
  9. My partner was sick.
  10. I couldn't get a baby sitter.

If your excuse you have given was not listed please let me know what your excuse you have used was in the comments section below.