Our good friends at human resource solutions company Ceridian haven’t been heard from in a while. Let’s face it; you don’t think about them until you’re hiring or laying off. So in order to draw a little attention to themselves during a slow period, they took a survey of the most unusual excuses managers have been given by absent employees. As we here at Short Takes are big fans of surveys, we’re happy to repeat some of the best. And why were some folks absent last year? “The barometer was too high”; I dropped my kid’s bike on my foot”; “My car tires were repossessed, and my car was up on blocks”; and our current favorite, “My apartment was so cold that my hair froze after I washed it.” Hey, we think we KNOW some of those people!