Okay, so we know that the Super Bowl isn’t at the most sociable of hours on this side of the pond.
But there is a developing trend among sports fans in the UK to pull an all-nighter or take a day off on the Monday after the event.
If you’re inclined to choose the latter option this weekend, we’ve prepared a tongue-in-cheek sick note email to send to your boss…
Dear General Manager
Please excuse my absence from work on Monday.
I’ve not been feeling super this weekend and believe that I am set for a spell on the sidelines.
Without wishing to go into too much detail, I have been rushing yards to the bowl on a frequent basis. I’m so dehydrated, that I’ve been taking Gatorade showers in an attempt to get match fit. I’m in desperate need of a time out.
I realise that the timing of my absence is not ideal, particularly during this busy quarter where our turnover is down on last season. I’m hoping this is just a passing illness and I’ll be running back to my best by Tuesday. I hope to touchdown in time for our team huddle at 10am.
I’m happy to contact my eligible receiver to pass on my duties for the day. If anyone would like to call me by phone to better understand my game plan, please do, but you may have better luck on Skype due to my poor reception. If required, I’m happy to wear a tie on video chat. Just give me a two-minute warning. Unfortunately, I left my suit in the locker room last week.
Sorry again for the inconvenience but due to the contagious nature of this illness, I believe that the safety-first option would be stay at home. I can promise you that I’ll blitz it when I’m back and am always committed to working overtime.
P.S. Did you see the Super Bowl last night?
Send this to your boss…
(Don’t forget to use your work email address)
Note: This is a joke, don’t actually send it to your boss if he or she won’t see the funny side. But send it your friends by all means.