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14 Ridiculous Excuses Students Have Told Teachers

When it comes down to explaining why you were late, it's almost more important to just have an interesting story than a realistic one.

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    Text - KFiggNewton 6.9k points 7 hours ago I was the student. My boyfriend (now husband) and his dad had a collection of classic cars. Mustangs, Comets, Falcons. We drove a different one pretty much every day. They were in various stages of rebuild and had some kinks to work out. I came in half an hour late, covered in grease and sweat and had to explain, "The car caught on fire. Dont ask me how, you can talk to him because he was COMPLETELY UNPHASED as flames shot out of the top of the freaking
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    Text - WeebHutJr 6.5k points 9 hours ago Not me, but a teacher I knew. Had a high school freshman that was late because he forgot he had high school and went to his middle school. Kid actually sat in a class before realizing he was at the wrong school. He had the visitor's pass his middle school gave him as proof. Teacher kept the middle school visitors pass as proof of that lateness story.
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    Text - bpfromlp 7.2k po ints 6 hours ago A freshman girl with a junior brother was late, she said her brother was taking forever in the shower in the morning, " cant figure out why it takes him so long, he has short hair, what is he doing in there? He does this all the time?" Office staff was cracking up when she left!
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    Text - -Words-Words-Words- 3.7k points9 hours ago I used this one as a kid... "My dad ate my homework." In 7th grade for French class, I had to make a homemade French dish. I chose croissants as I was 12 and anything else would have been way too complicated. I made them with my mom after dinner and sometime after I went to bed, my dad ate like 6 of them, which meant I didn't have enough for the class. So on the way to school, I had to stop at Dunkin Donuts and replace the ones my dad ate.
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    Text - walt02cl 9.6k points 7 hours ago edited 16 minutes ago Not a teacher, but a kid in class walked in late to my english class in 8th grade. My teacher was really weird, and would go on these rants about how space doesn't exist, reality is a figment of our imagination, and one person at google is taking over the world by deciding what the results google gives you are. This kid walks in and says "I'm not late because time doesn't exist." He wasn't marked late.
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    Text - hauxli 3.5k points 7 hours ago "Sorry I was late, it's just kind of the way I am. It will happen again" Hey man, I get it
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    Text - BoOtto 6.1k points 7 hours ago One of my teachers told that a girl came in late and claimed there had been a bomb attack next door to her home and that the road was blocked. We live in Finland so the story was an obvious lie. Except it wasn't - there had been a bomb at the police station next to her home, the only of it's kind in decades
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    Text - justkilledaman 4.7k points 7 hours ago In high school, two girls asked to go to the bathroom at the beginning of drama class, which is a 45 minute class. The teacher let them go. They came back with 5 minutes left in class, holding McDonald's bags. The teacher cocked an eyebrow and asked what took them so long. One girl sighed and said "There was just a really long line for the bathroom."
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    Text - CommercializedPan 4.2k points 6 hours ago Obligatory not a teacher, but I had a friend who was late to first period spanish class every day of senior year. One day, the teacher had enough and told him he was going to be marked as absent if he was late again. Lo and behold, he's abnormally late the next day, but almost kicks down the door with how excited he is about his excuse. He was rear ended just outside of the school...by the math teacher...who only hit my friend's car because he him
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    Text - Neefew 2.7k points 8 hours ago I knew a guy in high school who came in 40 minutes late after lunch and said "sorry I was at Subway and they got my sandwich wrong" There's one subway in our school town and it was about 30 minutes away at the other end of the high street. He was already 10 minutes late by the time he started walking back
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    Text - 9 hours ago .edited 9 hours ago strong_survival 2.5k points I remember this from 11th grade. Our history class was right after lunch. The class started with a quiz, so everyone was quiet. This big guy comes in like 15 minutes late. He goes over to our male teacher and whispers something in his ear. The teacher repeats it, but a little bit louder so that it was audible. And the teacher says, The cafeteria lady sold you an all- bread stromboli ??? ". Yes, the cafeteria lady had indeed sold
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    Text - 8 hours ago Chingparr 11.k points When I was in College, a kid showed up nearly an hour late to our final exam His excuse: "I was in jail until about 25 minutes ago."
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    Text - Tristanleaf42 1.6k points 5 hours ago Me: walks in an hour late when there was already a 90 minute delay for snow Teacher: " how can you be this late?" Me: "well you see, my garage door was literally frozen shut this morning, soI just kinda went back to sleep to give it time to thaw Teacher: well alright then
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    Text - Peachy1234567 1.3k points 7 hours ago Not teacher, but student: kid that was always fucking around rolled into class 30 min late totally disheveled. With wild eyes he claimed he fell down the stairs and blacked out. Teacher didn't believe him but that fucker was covered in dust all over his back so who knows.
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