Yes nobody "likes" to do homework, or for the most part assignments at work. But for almost 96% of the population at sometime in life it is a necessity. But we all have those nights where it's just too much, too much wine, too much boredom or just not enough interest and we fall asleep before we can finish and then wake up too late to continue. So our mind races... "What excuse can we give? What seems plausible?" One thing is for sure... the dog is in the clear.
Redditor u/nooby32 wanted the teachers of the internet to reach out and tell us... Teachers of Reddit, what's the most ridiculous excuse a student has given you for not doing their homework?
Get your stories straight...
"Our Internet was out."
Not the craziest I'm sure but he forgot I also taught his sister... who had her homework done.
Me: "Hey, sister, was Internet not working last night?"
Her: "Umm...no? It was working fine."
Damn you Internet and Printer!!
My favorite is the email that says, "Dear Mrs. Teacher, Unfortunately, my internet is currently not working. I know that the essay is due tomorrow, but I can't send it to you. My printer is also out of ink. May I please have an extension?"
This isn't show and tell...
"I was hunting wild hogs until 3am." He offered to bring me the head of one to prove it.
Even if it were true, how would he consider it a valid excuse? You don't get out of your responsibilities just because you happened to be doing something else.
Yeah but then you just have a note signed from the parents going "We had to get X to help us due to an emergency on the farm blah blah blah could you please excuse his late assignment."
I once had a note because I was late for an assignment that was this "stuff and word had to help fix the roof because the dumbass neighor cut a branch that damaged a section and if you looked at the weather report you'd know a storm is due to hit today or tomorrow so it could not be put off."
Teacher didn't believe me, rang home and my dad went "YES the roof was screwed, we needed it fixed. Who the hell would use that as a lie?"
Girl please... You?
Student in Uni said she was sorry her assignment was late cause she had to go to a Rave. She was the most innocent looking girl I'd ever seen so I just had a laugh and accepted it, I have no idea if it was true.
I'm basically a Superhero!
You see, it wasn't a matter of why my homework was late. It was a matter of why I wasn't in class to turn in the homework. In fact, I was on campus. About a couple hundred yards away from class and a few stories up, in a lab in another building.
Unbeknownst to me, we changed the lids on the stock solution of irradiated snake toxin we were using. Which lead to my clumsy ass self flicking, by my own hand strength, a full lead pigs worth of I-125 bound snake venom across my arm. Que the Geiger counter going from a casual beep beep to the "let me sing you the song of my people and how screwed you are with the PI" flat line.
After a 30 minute decon (Ice cold mind you) wash and a through investigation of what was and was not contaminated, I was bench for being an idiot (and apparently an undergrad, who shouldn't have been working alone). A thyroid scan a week later had me all good.
"I'm sorry professor, but I am not in class today because I am too radioactive at the moment."
(I wasn't allowed to leave the lab until I was cleared by the radiation safety inspector, if I tracked the solution outside of the room, the state hazmat team legally would have to be called apparently)
Surrounded by witnesses...
My dad has a good story for this one:
"When I was an instructor at Penn State, which is next to the state penitentiary, a convict escaped and there was a big manhunt. After my class there was a note in my cubby from one of the staff: a student had called to say his apartment is surrounded by police and he can't get out. Is it ok if he turns his homework in late?"
Thou Shalt Not Steal...
As a kid, I told my teacher that a thief had stolen my homework. Which was actually true because a thief broke into our house and stole my backpack which had my homework in it.
But I wouldn't have believed that excuse either.
That's why I prefer strawberry milk...
"Brent, why didn't you bring your homework?"
"Mr itellteacherstories, I spilled my cocoa all over it." Then he showed me a pic of a bunch of papers covered in chocolate milk. I laughed for ages at how he even snapped a pic of it, he was a good kid, first time missing homework too.
"I'm gonna be bigger than Weezy. Math can suck my d**k."
I didn't go to the best school in the area.
Was he any good at English?