The majority of us nine-to-fivers laughed it off and wished our boss would accept an excuse like that.
But, a couple of offices jumped on board and extended their lunchtime an hour to allow their workers to partake in the match.
The Mayor’s Office tweeted out a picture of the entire staff breaking to enjoy the game and support the USA with the words, “We believe that we will win! Go Team #USA! #USAvsGER #OneNationOneTeam.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted out a letter to Coach Klinsman that read: “I was pleased to read your letter providing American soccer fans with a form excuse to their boss requesting time off to watch the USA-Germany match today.
“The State of New York stands strongly behind Team USA. Therefore, I am approving an extra hour of an extended lunch today for every New York State employee, beginning at 12 p.m., so they can root Team USA on to victory.
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish you and the entire team the best of luck. New York believes that we will win.
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo”
Good thing the Governor’s and Mayor’s offices do not have important work to get done during the World Cup.