Why Are You Late? Skit
This Skit is meant for Boy Scouts, Webelos scouts.
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger scouts or not.
The setting is an office where the boss is grumpily waiting for the workers to arrive.
(first worker comes onstage)
Boss: Why are you late?
Worker #1: Sorry, Boss. My car broke down, so I took the bus. But the bus driver had a wreck, so I hailed a cab. But it broke down, too. Luckily, I was near a stable so I borrowed a horse. But it ran so fast it had a heart attack and collapsed. I had to jog the rest of the way!
(Workers 2 & 3 come in late with exactly the same excuse, word for word. The boss becomes more frustrated each time, until #4 finally comes in.)
Boss: Why are you late? No, wait. Let me guess. Your car broke down, so you took the bus. But the bus had a wreck, so you took a cab. And it broke down too. You were near a stable so you borrowed a horse, but it ran so fast it had a heart attack and collapsed, so you had to jog the rest of the way, right?
Worker #4: No, Boss, you got it all wrong! The streets were so crowded with broken down cars, buses and cabs, dead horses, and crazy joggers that I couldn't get through!