Part of the problem of the World Cup’s global appeal is that no matter where the event is staged, half the planet will find the match times inconvenient. And with people staying up until the wee hours, many of them fail to answer the work bell come the morning, forcing them to come up with ever more creative excuses for not showing up at the office. Our current favorite comes from one logic-free Singapore footie fan who called in to inform his boss “I cannot wake up.” Then how’d you dial the phone, dumb-ass? Read more.
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