My day yesterday went something like...
8:15 "Hey boss, mind if I take an early lunch, like, around 9:45? I have an important errand to run"
9:50 Get to Verizon store
10:30 "Hey boss, yeah, it's me. Yeah, I'm not feeling so hot, I'm gonna take a sick day"
11:00 - Now "Sure honey/boss/dog I'll feed the baby/rebuild these PC's/walk you in just two minutes..."