"All requests for leave of absence on account of grandmother's funeral,
sore throat, housecleaning, lame back, turning of the ringer,
headaches, brain storm, cousin's wedding, general ailments
or other legitimate excuses must be made out and
handed to the boss not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the game."
~Traditional gag notice hung in offices and factories at a time period when all games were played during daylight hours