Lying is wrong, and I’m not advocating it at all. But you’re probably going to tell some lies in school. We’ve done it, you’ve done it. It’s not necessarily right, but it happens.
Sometimes you just really don’t want to join the Mathletes no matter how much your teacher begs you to. Sometimes you really don’t want to help that kid from your English class study. Sometimes you forget your homework and don’t want to own up to it. We know how the story goes.
Here are some common lies you’ll tell in school:
My Computer Died A Thousand Deaths
You had a paper due and really need an extension. Well look at that! Your computer had a freak accident with a glass of water or your hard drive crashed conveniently. Your teacher knows what that means, I promise.
Ugh Sorry I Left My Notes At Home
There's always that one classmate who doesn't take notes and asks to borrow yours. It's annoying. So maybe you "left your notes at home" a few times to get them off your back.
I Totally Read That
You did not read all of Beowulf in one night, okay? You skimmed it for four pages before giving up and going on Sparknotes.
I Literally Studied All Night
By all night do you mean for a few hours until you fell asleep on your Biology book and hoped everything went into your brain through osmosis?
I Don't Have An Extra Pen
It's okay to tell that dude who's never prepared for class that no you don't have an extra pen this time because he stole the last one you lent him and probably lost it.
I Left My Book In My Locker
Read: I totally lost my history book, teach. SORRY.
I Have Cramps
To get out of PE class, to get out of extracurricular activities, to get out of a test, to get out of the school day.
I Don't Need To Study
Going all "I GOT THIS" before you're about to take a test is a bad idea. I'm not saying you have to study for a bajillion hours, but put in some effort.
My Parents Are Getting Divorced
Someone in this office who I will not name said she used this to get an extension on an assignment. I know other people who have also done this. Don't do that. It's bad karma.
It's My Last Piece
You don't have to give away your gum if you don't want to.
What are some lies you’ve told in school? Have you told any of the above? Tell us in the comments!