CRUMBS! Monday Mar 2

WHAT’S your best excuse for missing a conference or convention?
Can it top Italian rugby prop Martin Castrogiovanni’s excuse to miss the Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday of being bitten on the nose by a dog?
Apparently, the Italian rugby federation said the player had suffered a “slight domestic incident”, which Ansa said was, in fact, being nipped on the nose by a friend’s dog, Reuters reported.
The best excuses for missing work as listed by the BBC included one partying delegate’s excuse for missing a symposium: she said she had gone to a similarly-named hotel her boss had often mixed up when mentioning details.