The Excuses

Are comments and phrases that we hear, day in a day out. Some are creative and some are, well boring. I haven’t been all the way around the block yet in my teaching career, but I have hear some very interesting excuses. Until recently most of the excuses I heard came from students. However, since the beginning of the school year I have picked up more coming from colleagues, mostly about becoming more involved and connected. However this post is not going to go into that, the motivation for this post was, stumbled upon after a student sent me a message as a Joke on Edmodo.

With his permission I have provided a copy for you to see.


Forget it
You must be kidding
It’s boring
It’s no fun
It’s weird
It’s not fun
It’s dead boring
It’s not me
I’d rather go to sleep
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is a dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?

Most recently, the best excuse I was given by a friend was that he was that they were at the Hospital visiting his grandma and might be able to come by later. Now, generally I trust my friends, but this one always has something to do when manual labour requests are made of him. He had forgotten that he loaded the Iphone finder app with a friend. We happened to search for his phone and found that he oddly showing up on Nakamun Lake. (hmmm – wonder what he was doing there in the winter) Needless to say, he ended up buying dinner for everyone that night.

I was hoping that you could share some of the best excuses you have been given by a student, staff or colleague. Please keep it appropriate as I am trying to keep this on the lighter side.


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