Despite losing 1-0 today to Germany, Team USA advanced to the second round of the World Cup. They will play either Belgium or Algeria on Tuesday, July 1 at 4 p.m. ET, in an effort to continue this unexpected run. For today’s game, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann sent out a public excuse letter that fans could use to get out of work so they could watch. It worked in New York, as Governor Andrew Cuomo gave all state workers an extra break in the middle of the day to cheer on the home team.
But who knows what will happen for the next game, which once again is right in the middle of a workday. You may have to take initiative. These excuses are ironclad ways to get yourself out of the office, so you can watch with a beer in your hand.
1. “My phone broke and I don’t know how to get anywhere without GPS.”