Flat tires are nothing to laugh at.
They can be scary and a pain in the sit-upon to deal with.
But if this woman was truly unable to come in to work because of a blown-out tire, well, our heart goes out to her and we hope she got the help she needed.
However, the photo she submitted to her boss showing that a nail was the culprit for her flat tire was highly suspicious.
And now the internet is leaving us in stitches upon closer inspection of the photo.
A co-worker at a dental office threw the woman under the bus by acknowledging she repeatedly calls out and asked viewers to inspect the attached image.
Can you see it?
my coworker called in (yet again) and said she had a nail on her tire that caused her to have a flat. i need everyo… https://t.co/LdgN5xrj4i— syd the kid (@syd the kid)1578500729.0
There, in all its glory, is a beautifully rendered image of a phony nail.
Take a closer look.
It is clear as day – a clumsily Photoshopped nail sadly trying to blend in to its irrefutably real surroundings.
@sydneyywhitson girl that tire isn't even real lmao— ᶜ ᵃ ʸ ˡ ᵃ (@ᶜ ᵃ ʸ ˡ ᵃ)1578502258.0
@ohgrime Right? We googled it and it was the first picture to pull up when you type in “nail in tire” lol— syd the kid (@syd the kid)1578502386.0
Here's a tip.
If you don't want to get caught, never filch from the first batch of Google images that pops up in your search.
@sydneyywhitson @EwaSR I don’t know if this makes it better or not, but she just picked the worst option available… https://t.co/OhlRw2SOgC— Captain Revo (@Captain Revo)1578556250.0
Here is a closer look at the screenshot from above. Does the second image in the top row look familiar?
@sydneyywhitson I googled nail in tyre and this was the second pic that came up. SHE DIDN'T EVEN CREATE IT, SHE PI… https://t.co/fxLqq7XY7P— Sir Lambrini of Biscuitshire (@Sir Lambrini of Biscuitshire)1578598178.0
@sydneyywhitson @ohgrime You never use the first image, I go deep down a rabbit hole if I’m taking an image lol— money merks (@money merks)1578591206.0
@sydneyywhitson @ohgrime 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 no effort, at least pick the 56th picture 🤣🤣🤣— J2K - Jerome Kidman 🇧🇧🇱🇨 (@J2K - Jerome Kidman 🇧🇧🇱🇨)1578590964.0
@sydneyywhitson Here’s an actual picture you can use next time https://t.co/v0QqrymGUc— 𝚂𝚊𝚖 𝙱𝚘𝚒 (@𝚂𝚊𝚖 𝙱𝚘𝚒)1578535807.0
The absent employee was taken for a wild ride on Twitter.
@sydneyywhitson @ohgrime “I have a nail in the tire of my SUV in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a perfectly legit work excuse.— Matt Finnigan (@Matt Finnigan)1578591142.0
@sydneyywhitson @cwebb_oSu Yep. That’s what happens when you drive through construction zones in Toon Town.— Brad (@Brad)1578531382.0
One user kindly shared her authentic photo of a punctured tire for all to use as an excuse to ditch work.
@sydneyywhitson adding to the thread: if anybody needs this picture for work or something feel free to use it :) a… https://t.co/elT7l9XY6X— sydni (@sydni)1578548213.0
...which opened the floodgate for other submissions free for the taking.
@sydneyywhitson just adding to the thread, y’all can use this to spice things up https://t.co/vhmk6GWNfR— ju$tin (@ju$tin)1578549223.0
@sydneyywhitson Feel free to use mine if y’all need it https://t.co/SkfKwUR1uA— Riss (@Riss)1578554355.0
@sydneyywhitson Here’s a pic of a flat if y’all need it https://t.co/ykqM44o4Le— Angela Luna (@Angela Luna)1578555604.0
@sydneyywhitson @azukaofficial_ Video for anyone🤣🤣 https://t.co/GCzl3LfOpU— Nicole Rose (@Nicole Rose)1578569931.0
@sydneyywhitson @TylerIAm Just to add to the thread if anyone needs it https://t.co/zWArLw8YXN— My ankle monitor won’t let me go to Arby’s (@My ankle monitor won’t let me go to Arby’s)1578586039.0
Attn: bosses – Do not be fooled in the future.
Digital evidence is usually imprinted in most photos taken by smartphones to vouch for its authenticity.
@sydneyywhitson **** a tip for those saving real pics to use one day***** If your boss is smart enough and if they… https://t.co/imfou0liQo— a s h 🌹 (@a s h 🌹)1578555442.0
...of which there is a workaround for this.
@luckyXashh @sydneyywhitson that’s why you screenshot & crop the pic when you need to use it https://t.co/a1N5CncVzt— dro (@dro)1578556617.0
Curious minds inquired about what happened next.
@sydneyywhitson Did y’all snitch to the boss and show him the picture 👀— HodaLaska (@HodaLaska)1578587167.0
@sydneyywhitson Did it work tho?— Boomer Beamer: Master of the 12-2 Season (@Boomer Beamer: Master of the 12-2 Season)1578516550.0
@ImDerBatman @sydneyywhitson Of course. Skipping work always works. Eventually, permanently.— sehe (@sehe)1578573441.0
@sydneyywhitson Honestly she shouldn't be fired for not coming in she should be fired or her complete lack of creativity and thought process— Marginally Wicked Resister (@Marginally Wicked Resister)1578589245.0
Turns out the boss was wise to the woman's sneaky tactic.
@LaskaHoda Nope the boss is the one who showed this to me lol— syd the kid (@syd the kid)1578587337.0
The woman was encouraged to be more creative next time.
@sydneyywhitson Just want to add to the thread. Pointer tho. Creativity and thinking outside thw box ia key You're… https://t.co/VAsrxyR9M0— Charlene (@Charlene)1578587324.0
@sydneyywhitson Can't respond to any work related emails, I'm on holiday atm. As I said you're welcome https://t.co/W1xPWT9QHH— Charlene (@Charlene)1578591731.0
Here is the screenshot attached to the above tweet.
It takes dedication to fool your boss.
Do you have what it takes?
@sydneyywhitson @mainneli_ All of you reading this, here’s 2 pointers. 1. Google flat tyre. Take a screen shot of… https://t.co/TkvVI0myAm— I may have just (@I may have just)1578556292.0
@sydneyywhitson @dysondoc Dear boss, my car won't start. I think the carburetta is flooded. https://t.co/ecP5q2tEAY— Fudbucket (@Fudbucket)1578567524.0
A question was raised about this office's calling-in-sick protocols.
@sydneyywhitson Torn between "lol wow you mean former coworker right?" and "what kind of boss needs photo evidence to justify a day off?"— Eric Bailey (@Eric Bailey)1578587791.0
@EricVBailey @sydneyywhitson I had a coworker that had to come in with walking pneumonia. She walked in with her th… https://t.co/FWifvh8LrK— Holly, Emotional Support Forsaken (@Holly, Emotional Support Forsaken)1578601937.0
Once the photo was shared, it was off to the races with the thread going full speed shifting into viral gear with 172K likes so far.
Even though her excuse was a major fail, she really nailed it with the photo.