Since late work credit is not accepted, you can imagine how awful it must be to forget your homework. Will it kill your grade? Will the teacher beat you? Will the government search for you? Will the colleges know? Will you lose Facebook friends? Clearly, it is imperative that you use an excuse.
Some famous excuses include but are not limited to:
- My dog ate my homework-seriously (note: the seriously establishes newfound credibility for the oldest excuse in the book; everyone has heard it, so clearly ‘seriously’ means that it actually happened).
- My printer is broken
- My computer is broken
- It got rained on
- I ate something bad and had food poisoning
- My house burned down
- I grabbed the wrong days’ binder (on a block schedule)
- I grabbed a sibling’s backpack
- My friend stole my stuff
Here are some new, fresh excuses (feel free to print out and keep for those emergencies–and they can probably be applied to the workplace as well):
- My computer blew up, and my printer was a casualty, causing my house to catch fire and burn down
- My dog ate my sibling’s backpack with my homework in it
- My friend stole yesterday’s binder
- I ate my homework and got food poisoning-seriously
- It rained, so my homework caught fire
And for the sure-fire, academy award winning excuse for those life-or-death situations, use:
My dog tried to eat my printer, causing my computer to short circuit, meaning the power supply came in contact with the curtains and caused them to catch fire. Just then, though, a monsoon hit, and my friend floated to safety with my binder. I also tried to eat my printer, and got food poisoning, which my sibling used as a distraction so they could steal my backpack.