Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Student Survival Manual 8

10 fake excuses not to use for missing an exam


1. Your grandfather died suddenly and most unexpectedly.
2. Your friend's grandfather died suddenly and most unexpectedly.
3. Your friend's grandfather almost died suddenly and most unexpectedly, and you -- out of respect for the family, of course -- kept a bedside vigil all night.
4. Your alarm clock lost the time after the massive lightning strikes and power outages that occurred in the middle of the night.
5. Your car broke down on the way to the exam, or -- worse yet -- your friend's car broke down on the way to the exam.
6. You got bumped off your airline flight back from Denver because you are such a very poor student and had to buy the super-discount seat to visit your ailing grandmother.
7. Your bicycle chain snapped at the worst possible time, or:
8. Your brain snapped at the worst possible time.
9. The roads were impassable, after the snowstorm, on the way back from the ski resort. "You tried everything you could to get back in time."
10. You were sitting in jail (even though you did not do the crime they supposedly accused you of).

Excerpts from Student Survival Manual - 4th EditionCopyright © 1995-2005 by Jack Pejsa

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