Many years ago, I worked in an office where we hired a new woman to start on a Monday.
Monday she called in, said her grandmother had died and she needed the day off. We sympathized, and told her not to worry.
Tuesday she called and said her car wouldn't start. OOOOOK, these things happen, we'll see you tomorrow.
Wednesday she called in and said that she had no electricity and couldn't blow dry her hair. (This was mid summer, too.).
She was told to be in by 11 AM, or don't bother showing up at all. Never heard from her again.