10 excuses for being late to school

Search for excuses for being late to school has been practiced as a traditional ritual for decades. Here are the top 10 ideas.

Irrespective of the age, creed or region, the students at least once in their lifetime find themselves guilty of being late to the class.

It usually happens to many, every other day, which brings us to the need of more creative and effective ideas for excuses which can help evade the tragic consequences of being late. Given below is a collection of some creative and more compelling excuses that you may find helpful in the times of need.

1. Be kind and helpful to the needy


excuses for being late to school

Helping out someone in trouble, where someone could be an old lady trying to cross the street or having a difficulty carrying her grocery items. Or if your teacher is dog person, you can always bring up a dog story where you were busy feeding a hungry dog or took the dog to vets for a checkup. Although you can’t use this excuse quite routinely but it will surely be effective.

2. The typical snooze issue


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You can always blame your cursed alarm for waking you up late. There won’t be a single person who hasn’t been troubled by their clocks. So the teacher will definitely buy your excuse.

3. Short sighted refuge


excuses for being late to school

Though it is applicable to only those who have problems with their eyesight yet it is very realistic. You can make an excuse of misplacing your spectacles, which ultimately led to a series of disastrous events, making you late for the class.

4. Woeful skies

excuses for being late to school

While bad weather has always caused problems, it can always prove to be an effective excuse for you. You may have got trapped in the fog, blown away by the wind or even stuck in the snow. Weather conditions will always favor you in your excuses provided the weather is indeed appalling.

5. Apparel error


excuses for being late to school

Every institute follows a certain set of dress code for its students. So you may have failed to comply and realized it halfway to the college therefore you had to move all the way back to your home to get a proper dressing.

6. Sympathy card


excuses for being late to school

Though it won’t be quite an attractive idea to have your bones broken just to get an excuse for coming late but if you can just try putting on some bandages or even a plaster considering the severity of the situation, you can always get the sympathetic leverage.

 7. An unexpected treat


excuses for being late to school

It might not be a popular idea in your social circle to be pleasant to the teacher but giving a small treat to the teacher upon arriving late to the class will surely add up to your charm and will save you from any harm. Show up with their favorite magazine or chocolate or even some news that may be of their interest.

8. Blame the traffic


excuses for being late to school

Getting stuck in the traffic is always very annoying but it can always prove to be one of the legits excuses for being late to school. Getting stuck in the traffic usually in the peak hours is definitely problematic for everyone. So your teacher will certainly consider it sincerely.

9. Oooops … My old car did it again


excuses for being late to school

Your car broke down and you had to walk to your college or university all the way. This may not work if you come over by the bus. In that case, you can blame the bus driver for leaving you on purpose due to the grudges he bears for you.

10.  Crack up the teacher


excuses for being late to school

If you are known for your witty nature among your friends, you can always take it to your advantage in situations like those. Try to put up a really funny story where you might have got into a time warp and traveled back in time, wearing a Stetson will add up to your advantage. Or you bumped into some aliens from Mars who happen to struggle finding right directions on the Earth therefore you helped them as being the peaceful and hospitable inhabitant of Earth.

Excuses like these will be helpful only if you are pretty convincing and confident in your tone while making these excuses to your respective teachers otherwise you may be victimized and face the extreme consequences.

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