Real Homework Excuses I Have Heard

Got Difficult Homework? Perhaps You Need An Excuse.

Excuses For Not Doing Or Submitting Homework

Some of these I have heard from GED and college prep students. Others came to me through emails. Some I just made up and cannot use, so perhaps I can rent them out.

Bonfire. "MY Mom accidentally burned my homework."
Bonfire. "MY Mom accidentally burned my homework." | Source
  • I just saw it on the New York Times Bestsellers List, so that means that someone stole it.
  • I had better things to do.
  • I didn't do it because I didn't want to add to my teacher's heavy workload.
  • My mom's whooping cough vaccination wore off and we had to go to the hospital.
  • I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.
  • I hired a paper writing company and they did it in Chinese.
  • To the teacher who asks why homework was not turned in on the day due: "You did not ask me for it."

  • I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. I couldn't actually reach it.
  • I needed a mental health day.
  • I made a paper plane out of it and it got hijacked.
  • My Dad accidentally put it in his briefcase and took it to work.
  • I put it in the safe, but lost the combination.
  • I have the mathematical proof, but there isn't room to write it in the margin.
  • I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy that day.

I was kidnapped by the circus. But not Piccadilly Circus!
I was kidnapped by the circus. But not Piccadilly Circus! | Source

  • I left it at Mom's house when she took me back to Dad's house.
  • I loaned it to a friend, but he moved away.
  • My printer broke and my disk is corrupted. Unfortunately my computer crashed this morning as well.
  • I left it in my shirt and my mother put the shirt in the wash.
  • My internet access was down (for emailed assignments).
  • A sudden wind blew it out of my hand and I never saw it again.
  • I was kidnapped by terrorists and they only just let me go, so I didn't have time to do it.
  • Another student fell in a lake, and I jumped in to rescue him but unfortunately my homework drowned.

It got shredded.
It got shredded. | Source

New Additions

  • It was in my back pocket and a pickpocket stole it.
  • I left it in a hymn book in the choir loft, having used it to mark my solo.
  • I left it in the back of the truck when we went deer hunting.
  • My flash drive exploded..
  • I dropped it in the toilet accidentally and it got flushed.
  • I gave it to a homeless man to line his hat with.
  • I fell asleep trying to do it and I just woke up 10 minutes ago and was nearly late for school
  • My notebook got stolen in the school cafeteria and it had all my work in it.

Here's a gem! -

  • I can't always spell correctly, because I have a neurological deficit. hahaha

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Comments and Excuses! 275 comments

Keny Luger profile image

Keny Luger 8 years ago

hahaha... yeah those are really funny!

Thanks.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai

I laughed out loud, and it was a bit nostalgic, too. I have actually said some of the things here! Do you remember the scifi excuse in which the homework, a science experiment, eats the dog?


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kpfingaz 8 years ago from ~~~

lol..I like the one about dividing by zero. Nice hub.


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Hoodala 8 years ago from Mesa

Whatever happened to "my dog ate it". funny thing is that actually happened at my house a couple of weeks ago. Great fun. You do have some duplicates in there.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Patty! Very funny stuff. I loved it.

Great HUB

regards Zsuzsy


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Stacie Naczelnik 8 years ago from Seattle

The key to making excuses is that you need to base them on truth.

These were great to read! See what I have to look forward to as a teacher?


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

Very good. I especially prefer the honest of the one, "I had better things to do." My favorite from my students (I also teach for a local college, and I teach a class in a prison), "We were in lockdown."


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

OMG - I got a duplicate capsue, so now I have to come up with more!

Sorry teacher - my glasses were dirty! lol lol lol .


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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland

my dog didn't eat it miss, but he thought it was a great place to lift his leg.....jimmy


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Great one jimmy.

Thanks to everyone for the coments and catching my duplicates that I did during the time I was abducted by those annoying aliens!


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Keny Luger 8 years ago

I got caught in a snowstorm and I had to burn it to make a fire.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

How funny!!


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gabriella05 8 years ago from Oldham

I like few of dose excuses (It was in my back pocket and a pickpocket stole it.)

and (I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.) Dose are my fevered ones but I like them all lol


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

These are SO funny!!

I used to always do my homework, guess I'm a bit of a goody-goody. :-/


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

They are funny aren't they?

I forgot my Russian homework in college one day and I told the teacher I just forgot to do it. She said, OK, next time then.

I like the zero one best too!


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Steve's Exams 8 years ago

Try www.stevesexams.com to make homework easier.


AyannaPerry 8 years ago

I love you.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Hmmm. There are so many places to find excuses, I don't feel too bad about listing them. Don't get into trouble skipping school, though!


Lil canadien 8 years ago

Love the excuse!


Posao 8 years ago

Hahaha I like that with Garfield :D


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the comments. Some classes require inordinate amounts of homework in the early grade levels, so some kids MIGHT get sick with it. :)


tj 8 years ago

funny stuff


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NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

I'm a newcomer to Hubpages, so excuse my late comment on this article. It was hilarious and I may refer to it in my blog, which is about education. Great fun to read and great excuses to use!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Haha! - Glad you found them enjoyable NYLady. Comment any time you like on any Hub - people respond 2 yerars later sometimes! It's primarily evergreen content which lasts indefintely.

Mention any of the excuses you like and send your readers to Hub Pages. I do a lot of articles on education, health, and workforce issues. I'm going to look at yours.


annonymous 8 years ago

lol here's one i heard a while ago::

i sneezed on it so by order of health regulations they destroyed it


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

That's a good one!


dewi silvester 8 years ago

wow!! its very funny


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

haha, some of them are VERY funny.


az 7 years ago

lol,


labor40 7 years ago

here is an excuse i didn't do my history homework because i don't believe in dwelling on the past


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you - that's a good one too. :)


daniel 7 years ago

i love all of your coments, thanks por posting them :D

i have been known to use this little gem " sorry my sister says im allergic to homework"

keep them coming patty , much love x 0 x


AJ 7 years ago

Good one Daniel. i literally laughed out loud when i read this. I used this one yesterday to also get out of my Russian Homework. my lecturer advised me to use benedril, which i found hilarious. In Britain people are not as gullable in the USofA, buti love americans anyway. keep writing x


heathie weathy ;p 7 years ago

ok well my teach gave me an assignement to write about the best lost homewrok excuse ever HELP ME!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Just print this out with your homework and give the teacher a laugh for extra credit. I'm sure you can add your own excuses, itsy bitsy teeny weenie heathie weathy!


Deprived Diva 6 years ago

these excuses are crap any no teacher would believe them unless their really really stupid or they don't listen to you


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

That's the whole point of the article, DD! How did YOU do in school? :)


Lilly Crystaline 6 years ago

hahahaha so creative :D


Tommy C. 6 years ago

i acualy used this and my teacher believed me! thank you lord


Annonymous (Don't to no i did it) 6 years ago

umm well i wasn't her on monday to get it i was to busy on tuesday to do it and then i whet to do it on wednesday and i forgot to bring it home and well thursday its due. I did it on my teacher and it worked!!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Ackkk! I've created some monsters :) :)


;; 6 years ago

hmm very funny


EMMY 6 years ago

HA HA HA THOSE ARE GOOD!!!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Goes to prove how ingenious we can be when it comes to inventing excuses. Love all your examples.


LUCY 6 years ago

USING THESE AR GUNNA BE FUN


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Just wait until your teacher reads this Hub! :)


Jo 6 years ago

lol these are funny

I have one too which I actually used and worked:

The cat threw up on it! ^-^


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

That would be a true one!


aimee 6 years ago

haha i took these pills and ate them


fyy 6 years ago

hi excuses worked


ABBY.!=] 6 years ago

OMG.!=] forealz i have to come up with some more.!

lol naw jk people to let u no i always i mean ALWAYS do my &*%#@ homework.!

[[NOT]]


19081999 6 years ago

I've got a good one...

My mum just loves my homework so she used it as an ornamant for our living room!


Dacamac 6 years ago

Mann their good and I tried some on different teachers (so i wouldn't be found out... soon) and it work i mean like OMG but what happened to the dog ate it (i sed that once but unforantantly the teacher know im alleric to dogs :( ) Thx Love You x


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Manna in the wild 6 years ago from Australia

Well - sometimes - the dog really DOES eat the homework, and sometimes it really DOES get flushed. :-)

Funny hub.


brian 6 years ago

i got a good one

student:teacher would you punish me for something i didn't do?

teacher:of course not

:good because i didn't do my homeowork hahhaha


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Frenchiie33 6 years ago from West Midlands, England

I actually think I've used the first one. My teacher was not impressed.


JEM JEM 6 years ago

LOL! I USED SOME OF THEM AND GOT A DETENTION.

BUT SOME WORKED.

HERE'S ONE I MADE UP- I NOT SURE IT VERY GOOD-

MY OLDER BROTHER TRIED TO HELP ME BUT PUT THE WRONG ANSWERS

IN ON PURPOSE, BUT IT WAS IN PEN SO I COULDN'T RUB IT OUT.

MY MUM TRIED TO TIP-EX IT, BUT IT HAD DRIED UP.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

There was an old TV show that portrayed a grandfather helping his grandson with a True and False homewokr assignment. He forced the child to mark True AND False for all questions.


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someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

I once threw up on my textbook,and had to go home.Does that count?

How about this for an excuse-

I heard that eating a good breakfest would help me with my attention span and when I got school ,my stomach ,didn't agree with me!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

That's funny, but not for you at the time! Lots of stmach viruses hit the schools - and the books! LOL Thanks for the smiles today.


AVATAR3D 6 years ago

Here are some..."I lost my laptop miss." And:"Some Russian terrorists hacked into my dads computer and stole my homework." And:"My dog peed on it, and it blew up!"


Elodie 6 years ago

I actually got a true one about terrorists at the beginning of this term. I teach history and we're studying the Russian Revolution; anyway I had them writing papers on the pros and cons of the ideals of communism as a "fun" project over Christmas. One girl went to America for the whole holiday and took her work with her. It was confiscated at immigration.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Immigration Dept. confiscation - I'd believe that!


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marieryan 6 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

Great fun!... I laughed out loud reading this, Patty! I bet lots of teachers have had to listen to kids of divorced parents using the "I left it at my mum's house/dad's house" excuse. I know my two daughters used it as an excuse and also as truth during their schooldays!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

@marieryan- Thanks for laughing at my Hub! Shuttling between two parents' houses all the time must be a real mess for kids and parents alike.


lollie pop 6 years ago

here one its not funny but it works

I have done my home work i swear but i left it at home

or

i was walking to school but it was raining so much my bag got soak so my homework is unreadable


Ashley Kessler 6 years ago

You said it should be a piece of cake, so I ate it :D


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Funny!


santas little helper 6 years ago

My dog ate it.


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LeslieAdrienne 6 years ago from Georgia

Too Funny......


KKKKKYYYYYYY!!!!!! 6 years ago

My teacher ate it.


this actually worked!! 6 years ago

my cat attacked it and my dad/mum is trying to stick it back together as we speak!


anaonamous 6 years ago

My teacher actually feel for it!


bella 6 years ago

my dog ate it and came out the other end


.......... 6 years ago

these r soo funny :)


xxxgeorgiaxxxbabesxxx 6 years ago

they r sooooooooooooooo unreal get wiv it ! tel em u lost ur book !


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

ha ha ha ha - School don't use books here - lost them all.


tarren 6 years ago

these are hilarious


peace girl 6 years ago

I was making a homework ecuse today and it was about i found some dogs brought them home they had babies and they were on my hw they went to the bathroom on it and bla bla bal


gamegeek 6 years ago

these are so funny ,what about the dog ate my homework excuse, that's a classic.

Ive actually said I left it on holiday before, and when I had done it I put China India and England stamps on it to make my excuse perfect.

LOL


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... 6 years ago

My cleaning lady got hungry and ate it


chantel 6 years ago

lol i loved your home work excuses i will try some out one day.....................................


floosh 6 years ago

i love all of these not only did it get me out of trouble it helped with my homework on how many good excuses could u think off


Caitlin 6 years ago

Haha . i have One :

Student: Miss Can you get in trouble for things you haven't done.

teacher; no

student: good miss because i haven't done my homework .

Haha :) x


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

haha, Good One!


Name: 6 years ago

well i had to go to the restroom and i diddnt have alot of time so it took it in the with me and i accidentaly whiped my but with it


juvannah elise brown 6 years ago

i think theese are soo funny im writing um dwn and gunna try um tomoz wen i go skool i really wannah see what the teachers faces look like


Georgia Winder :) 6 years ago

Hahaha Funny Stuff , The Classic One Is My Dog Ate It ;-))


XxXTaTaZxXthEXxBoMBXxX 6 years ago

Come into class with a sad,poutty,or blank face (maybe a puppy dog face)only if yhur a pro at that..do not wait for her/him to ask for yhur homework go up to him/her and tell them yhu went to the hospital to see yhur aunt________.IF he/her asks wut happened say i don't wanna tlk about it..

PS. WORKED FOR MEH YHU TRY IT LOL.. :) ORIGIANALLY FRUMM ME :}


Jory Evans 6 years ago

lol, well my friend said that his dog ate his USB which had all his assignments on it in class we all laughed and the teacher didn't believe him. lolhaha


aktw 6 years ago

I've got one.

"I accidentally my homework."


name 6 years ago

i ate it


scarlett 6 years ago

lol, this is a true story-

TEACHER-where's your homework?

STUDENT-i didn't do it

TEACHER-why not?

STUDENT-well. . .homework IS work. . .right?

TEACHER-yes, of course

STUDENT-than it's illegal

TEACHER-what?! how?

STUDENT-Child Labor Laws


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

That's funny.


Danny 6 years ago

'I left it on my desk and my mum thought it was a rough and scrunched it up and then she had to iron it out again after i told her, but i was using a heat sensitive pen so it got erased' :)


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nadp 6 years ago from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

cute!


beth 6 years ago

these r soooo funny


Chuck Norris 6 years ago

You guys are hilarious...


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thanks Chuck - from one GM to another - How's the hip replacement and your new books sales going?


Meha  6 years ago

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL i love them they are sooo funny !!:D


Anne 6 years ago

One that TRULY happened to my friend (he showed me the result) was this:

'My gran accidentally made it into a paper mache heron.'

Needless to say, both myself and the teacher who had to hear this excuse were in stitches.


Sam 6 years ago

how about " I had to visit my sick gran "


lizzie 6 years ago

Just tell the truth :)

-we have a lot of other work to do and many exams to revise for. I'll get it to you as soon as possible!

or classic; its at my dads/moms house. :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Hey, that last's one's probably true and happening a lot. Thanks lizzie.


Student2010 6 years ago

There was a thunderstorm so I turned off my computer, that's why my report wasn't finished. If you want to blaim anyone, take it up with Mother Nature!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

I bet that really happens!


sam 6 years ago

just learn how to do homework u handicapz


.....:)  6 years ago

Ok i got 1

Teacher~ where is your homework

Student~i didn't do it

Teacher~ why not??

student ~ well homework is a work.

Teacher~ yes........

student~ i will do it if... i get payed , cuz my dad gets payed for his work......


shuba.kosna 6 years ago

im da man at homework i own u all but sams cooler


pinkerbell 6 years ago

Do we have any usable excuses?! Com'on guys I'm getting in trouble here!!!


sam 6 years ago

liar liar pants on fire


Lazy10thGrader 6 years ago

well, this worked...

we had to submit our algebra notebooks, and obviously mine was incomplete so i didn't, and the next day i got a friend of mine to write a note saying that my dad recycled it accidentally, and then i forged my moms signature... its wrong and that was last year in 9th grade, and very risky business, but if u want some serious excuses, could be one :)

BTW, if ur teachers call up at home, don't try this, and if ur teachers are the kind that believe in reasonable excuses, u don't need to forge ur parents' sign, but the sign makes them believe its not an excuse, its reality... it could also in some cases provoke the teachers to call ur parents...


jemima 6 years ago

ohh i got 1....

teacher-where is your homework

student-i didn't get it in

teacher-why???

student- you said its HOMEWORK right??

teacher- yess

student- well i didn't do it at home dats why i didn't get it in cozz i thought ill get in to trouble!!!!!

LOL


annon 6 years ago

lol that's so funny


Cally 6 years ago

I have a cat that likes eating paper and cardboard and just spits it out afterwards. My CAT nibbled it at the edges.


muhammad 6 years ago

these are really good excuses next time I want to miss out on Hw I ll definitely use the divide by zero one


jemima 6 years ago

annon is dat really funny coz i just made it up


Paula 6 years ago

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL


geo 6 years ago

i like the child laws one lol


lil saint 6 years ago

hey stop using all my homework excuses u so stoe them from me :(


darius 6 years ago

here's one i snezzed on it and i burned it because i do't want any one cloning me


momba 6 years ago

My kids homework is to make up a crazy excuse for not doing your homework. Sometimes I miss school.


mike the one 6 years ago

i have one: my mum thought it was rubbish so she threw it in the bin


farah 6 years ago

i like it


Kyle 6 years ago

Me: Can I get in trouble for something I didn't do?

Teacher: No, why?

Me: Okay cool, cause I didn't do my homework.

Doesn't always work but it's fun to see their reaction :)


billyJ the famous rapper 5 years ago

lol all funny ones but the funniest one aint on there how bout putting it on there

"sorry miss i was walking past the pet store and i seen a drowning gold fish. i had to save it" lol hope u like


Nicole 5 years ago

this actually happened to someone i know

he left it in a take away and it burned down by the time he went back for it

im not joking


Subhan 5 years ago

LMAO I liked em all, here i got one:

"I thought it was the toilet paper!!" xD


someonee 5 years ago

lol i know somebody who got an award for the best excuse the teacher had ever heard for not doing there homework, he told her he handed it into the wrong school, lol


Ruby 5 years ago

Once i said " The chicken next door got loose and while trying to catch it i dropped my homework and it started eating it" They believed me. LOL


assboy2 5 years ago

my dog actually ate my homework


jack 5 years ago

if you do your home work you would not have to make up an excuse I am 11 and i do my home work


libby hanzel 5 years ago

I actually got away with saying 'my dog ate my homework!' x


ShrimpyKRM 5 years ago

I left bacon on my work and my dog ate his breakfest...


Georgia 5 years ago

Theres a boy at my school (i am in year 8) + he said sorry miss my cat opened my bag + ate my homework + planner, i am really sorry!


Edward the great 5 years ago

PWWWAHAHAHAHAHA! Dose r sum funi ones guys! I got one to! Here it is: my sister got tired of doing homwork and threw it in the fireplace! HAAAAA! Classic!


saz 5 years ago

lol lol lol lol lol!!!

i love them all they're so funny:)


Lauren 5 years ago

When my cat was a kitten, he had a strange love for ripping and swallowing paper, and he consumed large portions of my art projects. I would bring in what was left of it, but my teacher had a hard time believing me.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Man, that is funny. Hope the kitten did not get sick. I would like to see the facial expression of your teacher, Lauren. You did a lot of work to be eaten up by a kitten - must have been frustrating.


Bryan Umsch 5 years ago

My suggestion, just send your teacher a corrupt file they cant open and you've bought yourself some time!

Google this site: DeadlineXtender (this will help you create a corrupt Word/Excel/Powerpoint doc)


lori 5 years ago

:)very cute!


Owen 5 years ago

Doing homework is against my religion

Is a good one I hav uses many times

Luv the divide by zero one


meekz 5 years ago

my computer wasn't working so i asked my friend to print it for me but hedidnt come to school today


me 5 years ago

i has 1 miss i had a religios experience at the weekend where god spoke to me and said "if you ever do homework on a sunday then you shall die and go to hell because sunday is the day at rest and i couldn nt do it on saturday because i was busy making this excuse


riverdog 5 years ago

I couldn't get my homework done the other night because I forgot my chemistry data booklet at school, but then I found one at mydogatemyhomework.ca and so I got it done and did not have to give my teacher an excuse.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

That's a winner, riverdog!


patrick wang 5 years ago

IT IS SO FUNNY, ONE TIME MY BEST FRIEND SAID TO HIS TEACHER THAT WHEN HE WAS HALF WAY THROUGH HIS HOMEWORK HIS COMPUTER GOT BIRED!!!!!


jim 5 years ago

student- miss,will i get in trouble for something i didn't do

miss-no of course not

student-oh,pheww cuz i didn't do my homework


Sam 5 years ago

Sorry miss but i was tutoring my brother when i just finished my homework but just as i was going to laminate it lightning struck and nothing was destroyed but my school books, bag, uniform, and others. you can even check.....but don't look in my backyard cause my brothers burning my things =]


staeie 5 years ago

blablablablabllabla


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

So funny, the babbling excuse,staeie.


Brasschella  5 years ago

Actually, If live in a place out in the middle of nowhere, The "I didn't have internet access" one is possible, in fact, It happened to me when I was a child living out in the country.


Shiona 5 years ago

Lol so funny

One of them is actually true though no joke:

My Dad accidentally put it in his briefcase and took it to work.

LOL I was so freaked when it was on here.


Anonymous  5 years ago

Might just use one of these excuses for tomorrow's art class... ='D


ems :) 5 years ago

here i got two:

My brother and i had a fight and heipped up my homework, its so trajic i worked on it for hours miss honest

and

I have a cat that likes eating paper ad cardboard and just spits it out sfterwards, well my cat quite enjoys the taste of inky paper....

funny excuses guys i hope my teacher believes these ones!


Julia Smythe (13) South Africa 5 years ago

(To be used when writing a formal letter for English class.) My maid thought it was junk mail so she threw it in the recycle bin and I only realized two minutes ago.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Nice one; thanks!


Rowan 5 years ago

LOL! That was so amazingly funny, I think I need the loo! That's rare, by the way. 8)


gary 5 years ago

boy: u cant tell me off for not doing anything..

teacher: no i cant unfortuatly

boy: well i havnt done my homework


johnny depp lover of all eternity 5 years ago

those are really funny excuses!! i've got one

teacher: where is ur homework?

student: well the way i see it... (long silence. student looks at teacher expectantly)

teacher: yes?

student: that's the way i see it!

teacher: the way you see what?

student: this is exactly my point! if you can't understand what I'm saying then how is i possible you could understand my homework? that's why i didn't bother bringing it in!!

a boy in my class used this and the teacher just walked away looking confused. but 5 min later she gave him a detention. so... maybe don't use it :(


baba mjona 5 years ago

just blame the teacher....

teacher: were is ure home work

boy: i gave it to you before i left school yesterday


jack kay 5 years ago

i used it as toilet paper by accident


Rory 5 years ago

My Sister Ate It Cause there was no food


won't do that again 5 years ago

i went with the dog ate my homework excuse......

would have got away with it if i had a dog...

me: my do ate it

teacher: oh, do you have a dog

me: no...

teacher: i see, so let me guess your imaginary dog at your imaginary homework....

me: yes, so is that a detention

teacher: no

me: really

teacher: no, detention Wednesday lunchtime

me: ok


Parker 5 years ago

I don't believe in working on the sabbath -_-


Amber 5 years ago

Hahahaha very funny excuses!! LOL!


bill 5 years ago

Great one1

Stolen by the homework thief and he held it for ransom.


Richard 5 years ago

I couldn't do my homework because my religion won't allow it. . . . . Man Im known to capitulate all the time. It's one of the reasons my teachers are so belligerent towards me. I think there just being pedantic tho. I may have been a little blasé about me not trying hard enough.


PARTY ROCK 5 years ago

some of the work not the divide by zero one though.... >:[


PIE 3 1415629 5 years ago

Got a new one-- My sister flushed it down the toilet

Aliens took it when I was sleeping


tanner 5 years ago

i was sleeping and you snuck it out of my room


Lizzie 5 years ago

Haha. very funny :)


Bob 5 years ago

this is so hilarious also try i forgot it in the trash can...


Phantom 4 years ago

Lol a good one is I am a schizophrenic and 1 of my personalities burned it because he is a pyromaniac


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

And another of your personalities failed the assignment, because you are actually a multiple personalities case.


Dude 4 years ago

I lost my science WorkBook, i was trying to find one online and i a came across this... LOL! But how am i gonna get an excuse...


anoyomous 4 years ago

just tell the truth it will save you trouble trust me. you may get in trouble but it wont be as bad as telling a lie.and don't make it a constant thing.


Simon 4 years ago

Lol the recycling one was real for me


lola 4 years ago

im sooo using sme ofthem but my teachers are just gonna laugh!!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Teaching is so much fun that way!


girl who comments 4 years ago

tried to do dah ¨left it in dah briefcase one¨, and the next day was a teacher/parent meeting and mah teacher found out my dad dosent work LOL!! hahahaha


rachimater 4 years ago

i have one

me:it started to rain yesterday where i live and i was runing through the rain without an umbrella or rain coat and i had my homework with me and it got soaked. so when i tried to dry it this morning the answers were all gone

teacher: okay go sit down

ps this really happened to me and it worked


Homework excuser 4 years ago

I was busy washing my hands for tea after doing my homework. A cat suddenly ran into the house and our dog chased it and the cat jumped up on the table and knocked a cup of coffee straight onto my homework!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Some of these excuses are pretty good!


hcjcufhc 4 years ago

I knew a kid and his dog literally ate his hmwk. There was a bite mark and paw prints too


??? 4 years ago

id say something like a drink spilled on it

it probbaly wud work i might try it


CrAzYrOcKeR!!! 4 years ago

i lost my homework when i was fighting this kid that would not agree that u were the best teacher in the world


Nice excuses 4 years ago

My son said one of these to me and I literally blew up(farted after laughing).

He later showed me this and here I am


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I hope you didn't hurt yourself :) Thanks for reading!


zenaya 4 years ago

well firssst i waz at home an looking for a pencil when my mom said w3re moving to china an IT WAS 12 HOURS LONG an we rented a house in chyna an my dog sat on muh hw an i tryed to get it when it ripped an so we had to go to the store but couldn't g\find any so we asked the owner he didn't speak english so we went back home an he said forget it an put it in the get rid of box an set it outside just when a hobo got it an sold it to a guy for a dollar and the guy told the taxi driver to go to canada -__- lol


Joyce Ma 4 years ago

Yes,it is very funny excuses !


bupled 4 years ago

i found a cat on a tree and fead it my homework'


sapp 4 years ago

ok lol there alll funny

one day i was telling my friend how to do our homework and he went 'oh stuff it' and ate my homework and swollowed it lool

but he go detention so !DON'T TRY EATING UR HOMEWORK!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the funny comments - you all make others laugh when trying to complete difficult assignments.


Sam 4 years ago

I got one, its untested so could someone test it for me? thx..

Kid: Miss i haven't done my homework

Teacher: Why?

Kid: I joined an anti homework protest over the weekend and they burnt my homework to show i was part of it.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

That's pretty inventive.


slimmer than shady 4 years ago

Good 1/\/\ahead Why didn't u do your homework...i like to keep some info to myself.............. [:D [not very good]


Pancake 4 years ago

we have netbooks at school and you have to share them with the person next to you and we had to download certain files from the computer to our flash drives and my partner took to long so i only got half the files and not the most imporatant wital ones that made me cry for 4 hours it is due on tuesday and not monday and today is sunday should i use one of you incrediblly awesome exscuse or not if i don't finish in time because we had a three day weekend to work on this because of veterens day.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Tell the truth - that there is a big problem with having to share the netbooks. Ask for a time extension and help downloading the files.


olivia 4 years ago

I think i left it at my mums would be quite effective.Also you could say your water bottle leaked your homewrk got wet and did not bring it because it was drying.


adam 4 years ago

I thought it was a tissue and i blew my nose with it


gianna 4 years ago

u guys are stupid why don't ya jus do the darn work


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Exactly the point, gianna.


jibril 4 years ago

a girl hit me and i used it as a bandage


Jiby 4 years ago

I got kidnapped by terrest and they ate my homework because I told them I will hit you if you go in my junk cupboard


abdi 4 years ago

omg i love this


millie.mcotttee 4 years ago

hi everyone my exuse is that i tell my teacher that i got desracted easaly!!!!!!!!!


arlene 4 years ago

i tried the one tat said that my homework ate my dog


adkid 4 years ago

lol soooo funnnyy!!


Jeff_McRitchie 4 years ago

Ha ha! SOme of these are funny. Voted up.


roxxanne 4 years ago

i got one:

i was sleeping and the aliens abducted ]my home work!!

(i know its not good its the best i could come up with!)


fresh-kidd neeyae 4 years ago

LOL,very funny excuses,unfortunately i cant use dem,ma teachers never fall for dem:( .........add me up on fb if u want,,,ma fb name is fresh-kidd neeyae


Izzy 4 years ago

What about..

I enjoy the earth so why waste paper?

My mom was drunk again so she burned it for breakfast.

I thought i broke my arm so I went to the hospital but there was a wait so I was stuck all night finally to learn I didn't break it so.... I didn't have any time.


ichigo 4 years ago

COOOOOOL


Rachel Davis 4 years ago

I searched it on google because i did not do my home work and i don't want to get m.a.s.h mentle after school help.


Mew Pudding 4 years ago

im a 11 year old girl and i don't know how to do my homework well i do but my friend i lint some thing to her and it was a piece of my homework.


JOSHUA 4 years ago

I left my bag at my cousin's house and only got it back this morning.


jess 4 years ago

another excuse could be we were to poor tp buy bedding fer my guine pig so my ma used papers that i don't need an she accidently ripped up the papers with all my homework in it


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

That's believable - my mother used to tear things up, not realizing it was homework.


HWSucks!!! 4 years ago

I think I got 1:

Kid:Miss, I did my homework so I can't get in trouble.

Teacher: You can if you don't give me it.

Kid: No miss I can't get in trouble, but my sister can.

Teacher: why?

Kid: coz I did it and my sister tore it and threw it on our fire in the living room.

Teacher: What r u on about?

Kid: Fine. i will tell u were my homework is but the director wont be happy.

Teacher: R u feeling okay? Do u need 2 go home?

Kid: No miss. I'm fine. I work for MI5 and they took my homework for analysis. I am wanted in 15 countries coz I made 15 mistakes out in the field.

Teacher: u r telling me u r a spy and ur fellow agents took it for analysis to make sure u r safe?

Kid: Yes miss.

Teacher: Just go sit down, I don't want to have agents bursting in here asking if I'm harrassing u.

(Everyone laughs)

I used this once and the teacher let me off coz she said she hadn't laughed that hard in ages. u could use the sister tore it up one by itself or the secret agent one. lollums :))


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Very entertaining. My students were never so clever!


Anonimous 4 years ago

i love these excuses I used the one about dividing by zero [my pesonal favourite] and my teacher just laughed and said next time divide by 2! lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


i know 4 years ago

why not say that your religion worship night is that night and if she says what religion say dominikan its made up


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

hmmmmmm


katelynn johnson 4 years ago

if u just do ur hw u wont have to make up excuses. i highly doubt your teachers give you THAT hard of hw to do anyways. plus your only hurting yourself by bringing your grdes down and u have a better chnce of goin to college if u just get good grades which involves turnin in ur hw


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Brava!


PersyuonimumBush 4 years ago

Lol in english homewrk was due so everyone had done their projects except for on person. His excuse was ''Whats a project?'' Everyone laughed except for the teacher. The teachers face was red like a tomatoe lmao


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

It is his difficult some days to be wither a student or a teacher,


lauren 4 years ago

ha ha really funny stuff


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I hope the teachers laugh when they hear some of them. I did. Usually the students laughed too and finished homework in class.


Invisable Ghost 4 years ago

How about this one ? miss: where is ur h.w ? student: i didnt do it

Miss: why?

Student: because i did't understand what to do in it

Miss: why did't u come to me and asked then ?

Student: because i had to hurry to the buss cuz it was leaving

Miss: ok *walks away*

Student: phew i am safe xD

LOL xD


chloe8333 4 years ago

haha love it!!!

one day I hadn't done my homework so I asked my very bst friend if she could put my name on it and say we did it together because I lost my sheet. FUNNY AND TRUE!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Did it work?


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Cameron Corniuk 4 years ago from Painesville, OH

These are great! Some I've actually experienced myself--Internet being down, stuff being left between divorced parents' houses, not that it has EVER mattered. I think you've inspired me to do a hub on the best excuses I've had people call into work late or off with.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I'll surely read it!


habiba 4 years ago

really good+ i did some to my teacher every day:)


nathan 4 years ago

I didn't do it


nathan 4 years ago

that actually worked I didn't even get told off :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Second chances are good - did you do it then?


adam jenkins 4 years ago

awsome no homework for life


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Haha, I don't think that will happen!


Teresa :) 4 years ago

Hi, Patty Inglish! I noticed that you respond to all the comments rather quickly. Do you get a notice every time someone posts a comment? Just wondering...

Thanks, Teresa


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

We can sign up for notices by following the Hub, but while I;'m online, I stop writing to rest my eyes, then check for comments.

My first few months on HubPages, I had my email notifications set up in some manner that I never knew I had a comment. It's all better now.


djbdsdhshabfhgffds 4 years ago

ROFL


BazzTS 4 years ago

HAHAHAHA! Some real funny stuff! But some of these don't work on the british teachers as much :c


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

UK teachers are too smart and on top of things!


Bethany 4 years ago

i got homeworkitos and got tooken to A&E and they had to opperate on me and i have just recoved from a dangeros acc


jimmy 4 years ago

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


Me 4 years ago

I actually fell asleep doing mine...


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

I believe it!


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

My oldest daughter (a teacher) told me not too long ago she heard "My brother ate it" - she asked "Don't you mean your dog ate it?" and was answered "I don't have a dog, so . . . ".


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Funny! There are so many excuses. I hope teachers record them and remember.


YouMakeMeLol 4 years ago

@Patty

What's your favourite excuse you've been given?

and which one (as a teacher) are you most likely to believe?


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

YouMakeMeLol -

Probably the ones in which a paper bursts into flames. The funniest are my favorites, but I really don't believe any of them. If a student gives excuses, say, two or three times in a row, then I take the person aside and find out what's going on.


cool kid 4 years ago

I hate my homework im back from holiday and i had to do all the math that i mist


bethy843636lol 4 years ago

lol theese r hill but my kids always do their homework


Yooyoyoyoyooyoyiyo 4 years ago

Amazing were do u come up with this


isyo 4 years ago

my dog ate my homework


Lisa 4 years ago

I lost my homework and there was no more spare copies.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

That's one I have not heard!


ro6ery 3 years ago

the great one needed a napkin -_-


ro6ery 3 years ago

i ran out of pitta breads


ro6ery 3 years ago

i put it on my tv but it exploded


mackcon12 3 years ago

my home is soooooo bad


adam 3 years ago

i left it in the car and my dad took it to the airport


ro6ery 3 years ago

the teacher slept on it


adam 3 years ago

sme1 stole me coment

teacher: wheres ure homework

student: well u see miss wud u go mad at me if i didn't do anything

teacher: curse not

student : gud cus i dnt do me homework


Dani 3 years ago

It as in my locker but i lost the key!


jessica 3 years ago

awesome its for my speech


ro6ery 3 years ago

my science project burned it


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

That's catchy!


abby 3 years ago

hi I THINK THAT THAY WEAR WONDFUL


ro6ery 2 years ago

i fell and it was the clostest thing to a bandage


ro6ery 2 years ago

i gave it to my dad so he could help me but he flew to England that night

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