Dear [Insert Manager Name], I can't come into work on [Insert December 18, 19, or 20] because...
1. ...I have a splitting headache.
2. ...I had unexpected visitors stop by this morning.
3. ...I'm having some car trouble.
4. ...I'm coming down with a fever.
5. ...my flight got delayed due to bad weather late last night.
6. ...I'm still searching for the perfect Christmas gift.
7. ...I have to organize the suits in my closet.
8. ...I'm training for a marathon.
9. ...I have to put some "fires" out at home.
10. ...my head is spinning.
... I hope you understand my absence from the office today.
Your trusted, hardworking employee, [Insert Your Name Here].
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