I do not expect people to be as or more truthful than me.
However, what is the point of lying for the sake of it? Not even for the sake of it. Pointless lying.
2 days ago: man asks payment to be made via a certain bank for children's school fees through peon
today: man doesnt come to office, citing a reason - have to make payment of childrens school fees.
There is no need to give a reason, you are not in school. even if you want to, give something a little more valid.
The best reasons for leaving early/ coming late - 'Client Meeting'
Be a little more conscience-driven, guys!