Worst/best excuses for not showing up to a raid night?

We've had our rogue unable to make the last few raid nights due to being bitten by snakes. Yep. Not just one snake, two snakes, on separate occasions. A few people, myself included, were astounded, until of course we found out she worked with snakes.What's the worst/best/weirdest excuse a guildy (or otherwise) has given you as to why they cannot make a raid night?