When you need to explain your lateness, remember some simple ways to describe WHY you were delayed unavoidably, due to no fault of your own:
1. The traffic was crazy
2. The traffic cop was crazy
3. My servant was too slow with the coconuts
(King Arthur with his serf in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)
4. It was a rough crossing
5. There was a headwind/myjet surfboard was on fire/ it was difficult to hold onto the car roof/ the ice floe I was climbing began to melt…..