I was a good student, but sometimes I would forget I had an assignment for homework. I didn’t have an excuse and I wasn’t clever or talked back to teachers. Kids these days seem to have a great sense of humor and creative minds. Teachers of Reddit shared their experiences of awful (best) excuses from kids who didn’t do their homework.
More creative than “my dog ate it”.
My goat ate it!
“I taught at really rural school, but this was too much. I had a student who said that his goat ate his notebook and his homework. Seemed like a reasonable thing to happen, as goats will eat anything.
His mom was a teacher at the middle school, who came over all the time. I talked to her and she just busted out laughing saying they didn’t have a goat and that was the best excuse he has ever come up with.”
“My mom forgot to tell me it was due.”