Real and Helpful Excuses for Late Submission of Documents

Have you ever missed submissions for a deadline? What do you say when you submit something late? Deadlines give goose bumps to people who are firm believers and followers of procrastination. And when you actually miss a deadline and submit documents late, you really need a legit excuse that can save you from getting fired or being called truly unprofessional. What is a good excuse for turning in late work? Continue scrolling…

Sometimes you actually have reasons for the delay but they are not worth mentioning like you went for dinner outside with family and forgot. Obviously, such statement no matter is the truth but is not an acceptable one. So, how do I ask for excuses for a late submission? Let’s read in this article about some Real and Helpful Excuses for Late Submission of Documents.

Excuses for Late Submission of Documents
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I thought it was on Friday

Presuming some random date for submission and using the same as an excuse may work best for you if you have a good reputation otherwise. Obviously, you would have posted it on Friday, the deadline day but got mistaken. Do try it…

My niece spilled water on it just when I was about scan it for submission

Blaming the kid is the easier and one of the most believable excuses ever. Kids are naughty; you can’t actually do something about such an accidental blunder of an innocent kid.

I found some new points and planning to add those as well

You were seriously doing research about the work and when you were about to finalize it, you discovered some real good points worth adding to it, so got late for submissions.

I am not well

I have already finished the work but suffering from very high fever, not in condition to submit it will be really obliged if you will give me another date for submission. This excuse can be given if you are submitting your documents late. Even when you are still to finish and submit your work, this excuse might buy you some extra time as well.

I left the assignment in Dad’s Car and is he is out of city for two days

Well accidentally you forgot your assignment in dad’s car and he left in the morning for his official tour to another city (you can choose as per your area). So you can get extra days time if you haven’t finished your work. Do not be greedy, don’t stretch the tour days as you know never know your boss asks you to prepare it again.

Device Issues

My laptop has crashed, I could have done it from my mom’s laptop but it was not saved in my drive or email. Technical excuses work in most of the cases, so try your luck.

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Family Emergency

Any kind of emergency in family like severe illness, death or accident of someone in the family is a genuine excuse for late submission of documents