The worst excuse?

2006

An attempt by a South African man to use a stolen doctor's note to take time off work has backfired after it was noticed that he was highly unlikely to be pregnant, as the note he presented claimed.

According to South Africa's Sapa news agency, Charles Sibindana "stole a medical certificate from a health centre used by his pregnant girlfriend", but failed to take into account that only women tend to visit gynaecologists and that he lacked the necessary womb to pull off the scam successfully.

Having been thoroughly rumbled, a magistrate near Johannesburg fined him the equivalent of £70 and told him "not to walk around faking sick letters from gynaecologists".

Ananova | 'Pregnant' man in trouble

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What a brilliant story. It's bits like this in the blog that make it so enjoyable to read.

Simon