yooyoo
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Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:19 pm

Lets have some fun....sort of.  Wink

I need some good excuses to skip out of work and watch some football games during the WC / WM.

For some screwed up reason, Germany is playing all their group games during the week. Usually i get one game on the weekend.

So, what can i tell my boss so i can go home early and catch a few games, LIVE?
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Thread starter):
So, what can i tell my boss so i can go home early and catch a few games, LIVE?

Just appeal to his human side, and declare your desire to watch the English make tits of themselves once again ....... how could any decent person refuse you that right?  Silly
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KROC
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:40 pm

You could just find someone to cover the second half of your shift. Surely somebody knows how to use the fryer.
 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:22 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 2):
You could just find someone to cover the second half of your shift. Surely somebody knows how to use the fryer.

You must have me confused with AA61hvy?  Wink

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
Just appeal to his human side, and declare your desire to watch the English make tits of themselves once again ....... how could any decent person refuse you that right?

Sorry, but i can't take EVERY day off !!  Wink
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
Just appeal to his human side, and declare your desire to watch the English make tits of themselves once again ....... how could any decent person refuse you that right?

Absolutely!!



Dentist
Doctor's
Hospital Appt
Car service
Family to take to an Airport
Family to pick up from the Airport
Migraine
House alarms goin off
Pet to the Vets

Er.....??

Hope that helps !!

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:49 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Thread starter):
I need some good excuses to skip out of work and watch some football games during the WC / WM.

Easy:



 Wink

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:02 am

During the last world cup, the games were on between midnight at 5:00am over here on the Pacific coast. That worked pretty good for me, because I could just get up and watch the game and then go back to bed or go to work.

This time it's much trickier. Game times are 6:00am, 9:00am, and 12:00pm for the group stages. There's an English pub just a few miles from my work, so for the 12:00pm games, I can take an extended lunch. For 6:00am games, I can arrive at work a little later. The 9:00am games are the hardest. I think I will have to resort to streaming video at my desk, or streaming FiveLive radio.

Or I could TiVo the games and watch them when I get home.

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
Just appeal to his human side, and declare your desire to watch the English make tits of themselves once again ....... how could any decent person refuse you that right?

I dont think that you recognised you were talking to a German about England!

5-1!

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting BradWray (Reply 7):
I dont think that you recognised you were talking to a German about England!

Born in Germany, live in Canada. When he posted i had the Cdn. flag. I have recently changed to the German flag. I will keep it this way until we are WM champions !!

Quoting BradWray (Reply 7):
5-1!

??  confused  You still living in the past ?  Wink
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:13 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
I have recently changed to the German flag. I will keep it this way until we are WM champions !!

So much for seeing the Canadian Flag next to your name anytime soon.
 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 9):
So much for seeing the Canadian Flag next to your name anytime soon.

Actually, i give it about 35 days !!

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:41 am

Just tell your boss you're an insomniac and you're looking for the easiest cure.
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 11):
Just tell your boss you're an insomniac and you're looking for the easiest cure.

Give it a break KROC !! ... i mean JCS17  Wink
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
The 9:00am games are the hardest

Breakfast! Big grin Tell your boss your doing a German tradition "Fruehshoppen". Beer and sausages. It's so you can feel the WC spirit better.

Quoting YooYoo (Thread starter):

So, what can i tell my boss so i can go home early and catch a few games, LIVE

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:21 am

I should think it would be more fun to see what excuses we could come up to skip the World Cup and go to work!!!

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 14):
I should think it would be more fun to see what excuses we could come up to skip the World Cup and go to work!!!

i'll let you know in a few weeks  biggrin 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:27 am

OK...

"A 777 crashed in my back garden and it landed so hard all the locks, locked. It also made the keys jump through the letterbox. The fire service said they'd be at least 5 weeks!!!"

Sorted  Wink
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:34 am

"Come on, no one else around here is paying attention to the WC, someone has to."  Wink

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:40 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 10):
Actually, i give it about 35 days !!

CST game times rule!

1055am is the German game, 1255pm is the quintessential Poland game.

The band news..I will be travelling from Chicago-Poland between June 15-17th and I will miss matches Sad
 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:03 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 16):
A 777 crashed in my back garden and it landed so hard all the locks, locked. It also made the keys jump through the letterbox. The fire service said they'd be at least 5 weeks!!!"

best one so far !  biggrin 

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 18):
CST game times rule!

1055am is the German game, 1255pm is the quintessential Poland game.

The times are far better than the Asian ones 4 years ago.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 18):
I will be travelling from Chicago-Poland between June 15-17th and I will miss matches

Depending on the airline, i'm sure you'll get some updates either from the flight crew (if football fans) or maybe you'll have the internet?
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:02 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 19):
Depending on the airline, i'm sure you'll get some updates either from the flight crew (if football fans) or maybe you'll have the internet?

Tell the pilot to ask ATC and then make a cabin announcement. It should work in Europe if you don't have a really grumpy controller.
 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:56 pm

You could always check the scores on your mobile phone  scratchchin 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting YooYoo (Thread starter):
I need some good excuses to skip out of work and watch some football games during the WC / WM.

YooYoo....I can't believe a smart guy like you can't come up with a good excuse!!! LMAO

The only excuse I can come up with is....that your going to the dentist for a root canal....that way you need to go to the original appointment so they can start it and then you usually have to go back within a few days to have it finished. That is the standard procedure! You just have to make sure your appointments are scheduled at the right time and that way you could fit in 2 games.... rotfl 

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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:27 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 19):
Depending on the airline, i'm sure you'll get some updates either from the flight crew (if football fans) or maybe you'll have the internet?

I must fly Ted on the 15th, so no chance. Martinair on the 16th, and KLM on the 17th  Silly

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 19):
The times are far better than the Asian ones 4 years ago.

Now I can get drunk at night, and wakeup sober and watch the game (which I admit is not fun, but this will only last June 9th-17th). Unlike 4 years ago, when I was like 16-17 and I was getting drunk in the middle of the night and missing summer school classes for essential credits!
 
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:53 am

I'm more interested in reasons to stay at work so I don't have to watch the grass grow...err, watch the WC.  Big grin
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RE: Excusses To Skip Work & Watch WC.....

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:18 pm

Try telling your boss you have a ticket for the game in germany, and ur flight leaves on the day of the first game and you don't get back until the day after the final group game. If germany progress, big if! Wink Tell him you caught some virus/food poisoning whilst in germany and u won't b back until u feel 100% better, which may just happen to coincide with germany's knockout (not eventual victory) ENGLAND all the way!

Just make sure you have plenty of food/ drink in ur house, and don't answer your phone! A bit extreme but it depends how much u want to watch the games.

Or do like i have, i have two jobs and i have told each boss i can't work on the days of the england games coz im working at my other job! Pretty simple!

Good luck!
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