Every parent, any teacher hears a myriad of excuses. Kids seem to be the chief manufacturers of them. From the standard, "The dog ate my homework" to the written excuse note that reads, "My mother said I was sick and could not do my book report. Signed Mrs. Smith."
Kids are not alone in this venture. Adults are guilty as well, although they cultivate it as they age. Novices may begin with, "The check's in the mail," but soon refine the lie.
I asked my facebook friends about excuses they'd heard or used. June 14:
As a piano teacher I hear excuses weekly. Bet you do too. If you care to leave your favorite classics in the comment section, I'd love to hear more.