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Creative Excuses For Not Doing Homework...I Don't Want To Blame The Dog!

Updated on February 28, 2015

If you aren't a genius or have good time management, you may end up cursing your teachers until a deadline forces you to get to work.

But, don't panic. Because you are not alone, 90 percent of the population are stuck along with you, looking for creative excuses for not doing homework. And there is need, there is market. A lot of ready-made excuses out there. Such as this one, the author lists 87 excuses which belongs to 11 categories.

The excuses related to computer, internet, or other technique failures maybe first choice for those people who are addicted to games or internet. Here in the Ferris Bueller wannabe's playbook, excuse No. 32, the author gives out serious technical failure as legitimate and semi-legitimate excuses, although a complete computer crash may be reasonable, and sometimes an email misunderstanding or printer error can serve as a temporary excuse, but unfortunately, as technology improves, this kind of excuses may lose its legitimate.

But, while the priest climbs a foot, the devil climbs ten. There are new technologies, and new excuses for you:

  • USB pen drive lost and weeks of work on it; not your CD or soft disk drive or even hard drive failure.
  • USB pen drive left in jean's pocket and was damaged in washing machine & tumble dryer.
  • I couldn't use the internet to research because my internet stopped working.


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      boby smith 4 years ago

      tell your teacher that someone took it out of your bookbag

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      watt 4 years ago

      this is cool

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      elizabeth 4 years ago

      say that there was no food

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      Smithy 4 years ago

      Some are really funy but some are just retarded

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      HomeworkSucks~ 4 years ago

      I think a good excuse is, saying in a very polite way (works best if you're a girl or a shy boy), that you were doing your homework at home on your table a day before it was due, and then you went to the toilet. But then your little sister started crying, wanting some paper to scribble on, and your parents got so annoyed that they (not realizing that it was your homework) gave her your homework and she ruined it with dribble and crayons.

      Another excuse is that you thought it was a lollipop, and because it was made of paper, it melted and went all soggy in your mouth. One dude tried this at my school, and it actually worked because the teacher laughed and said: "Ha ha, fine then, but I expect both week's homework done by next lesson!"

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      MoFo 4 years ago

      okay. just say sorry i have a life tell them u were hanging up pictures of one direction on ur wall all night... cuz i was!! haha :) I had a book report due the next morning and instead of doing it guess what i'm doing sitting on my bed looking up excuses for unfinished homework im super lazy and i never get my homework done EVER but guess what im a straight A student and i don't cheat i just tell my teachers what happened or i just totally freak out on them and yeah haha my parents think im an angel but really all i do is finish the homework in the morning or i become the sweetest god damn girl u have ever met and be a teachers pet haha!!! :)

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      good exuces :D 5 years ago

      ok just say my dog pissed on it then ripped it then he pooped on it then he ate it ok

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      chinu007 5 years ago

      tell her that i gave it to one of my friends and today he's absent

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      CCC 5 years ago

      my dog pissed on it

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      corey123 5 years ago

      never ever ever do an excuse if your brother or siter is in school because your flipen teacher calls in your brother/siter and she/he finds out and busted

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      HWSPITTER 5 years ago

      Just say that you have done your homework and left it on your table,but our table was really in disorder so your parents decided to clean it and thought that your homework was junk so they threw it.

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      cleobellaxb6kikigirl 5 years ago

      1) i lost it

      2) i left it at home

      3)My mom sent me to a go green campass for the weekend and i couldn't do my homework cuz it kills trees

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      jessica 5 years ago

      go to your teacher and say me and my mom tried to go to my knew grandmas house and got lost and i was doing it and it whent out the window sometimes my teachers say yaeh right wheres your homework i say i didn't whant to do it so i made it grow wings and fly away they say where is it i say okokokok here it is before i turned it in i bunched holes in it and said my dog ate it so no resses............................................................................nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      Samm 5 years ago

      Usually i come in late in class after doing work and if the teacher asks where i was i just say another teacher wanted my help with something. Butt you're screwed if they ask what teacher and they're going to ask them

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      Emma 5 years ago

      When i was walking to schol miss i dropped my bad and it was opened because we where in a rush miss and my homework fell out and a dog came over and did its things over it soo are we even

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      LoLoLoLoL 5 years ago

      SRY I meant do it in the bathroom then if your teacher asks you where you were, tell her you were talking to the principal!!!!!!! REALLY, IT WORKS!!!!! I'VE DONE IT!!!!!

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      LoLoLoLoL 5 years ago

      do it in the bathroom.............. duhhhh then, tell the teacher you had to talk to the principal. (or go with Sids answer. :D) works every time.

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      Sid 5 years ago

      Its much simpler really, just take In a different book or piece of paper and say you got them mixed up and you'll have it in tomorrow/after lunch... Then just do it and hand it in, works every time :)

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      rob 5 years ago

      i once did this an it actually worked right say to your mum/dad that you have a super bad headache and your neck really hurts and that you feel really hot then your mum/dad will let you stay at home and you wont have to do your home work hope you like it

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      joey 5 years ago

      have a teacher who likes saving trees and recycling and not polluting and stuff? hers a good excuse-

      HOMEWORK KILLS TREES!

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      basketball23 5 years ago

      Just say I didn't understand the assignment my parents were both working late and I called some of my friends but no one answered the phone.

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      Boboiboy 5 years ago

      I ate mine

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      Nomas 5 years ago

      Tell your teacher that you were playing paper fight with your cousins and that you crumbled up the paper accidentally and threw it at one of your cousin and you threw it away when u were finished playing (:

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      prince12 5 years ago

      do my homework but the but this helped me lot a

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      charly 5 years ago

      i didn't do my homework because i left it in my tray and forgot about it until the night before handing in my homework!!!!

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      McKenzie 5 years ago

      Well if u don't do ur homework do it in the car or at break. If u have it first period then check in after it and say there was alot of traffic. If its later in the day get checked out before and say u had a family event or wasn't feeling well with a note from ur parents.

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      I love Cats! 5 years ago

      I's say something like "Sorry,I forgot to bring my homework to school. I'll bring it tomorrow."

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      Bling bomg 5 years ago

      Lol all of you guys have meen teachers all of mine say oh well I would have forgotten it two and they don't care if im late.

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      Sarath Sekaran 5 years ago

      i kept my homework note in the school itself(or) i kept my note(from which the homework to be copied)in the school

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      dodo 5 years ago

      just say that you left it in your locker over the weekend so you couldn't do it or say that you left it at home !! im am stuck in this sort of situation and it needs to be in for tomorrow first lesson !!!

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      Gingerninja 5 years ago

      My dog actually ate my homework!

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      Sasha 5 years ago

      These Are My Excuses For Not Doing Home-work. 1) The wind blew it out of my hands.2) Dog ate it.3) I didn’t know we had home-work.4) What Home-work?5) I forgot it.6) Goat tore it out of my hands.7) I lost it on the way to school.8) My sisters scribbled all over it.9) Alana needed for the rat; he needs paper to line his cage.10) Some-one stole it off me.11) I had a right hand pencil, but only left hand paper.12) I have an allergic reaction to home-work.13) It was needed as evidence for the police.14) My little brother ate it.15) Ran out of loo paper.16) Had gourmet paper for dinner.17) Computer system went down, didn’t you watch the news?18) Power cut to my house.19) I forget how to write when I get home-work.20) My relatives died to I had to go to an emergency funeral.21) Civil Defence Emergency.22) Couldn’t be bothered.23) Got hungry on the way to school.24) Flood in the bedroom.25) Dog urinated on it.26) Mum and dad disliked it so they tore it up.27) I kept making mistakes on it so I ended using up all my paper and I am waiting for Mum to buy me more.28) We don’t have a printer so I couldn’t print it out, and besides mum is always on the computer so we can’t use it. Also we’ll get our hands chopped off if we touch her computer or laptop.29) My home-work got up and walked away from me.30) It is a dangerous idea.31) It’s against human rights.32) Don’t you think I have already done enough?33) I was sick last night, but made a miraculous recovery this morning.34) I had Air Training Corps.35) I had sea scouts.36) I hate doing home-work.37) My little sister is doing it for me.38) My parents are doing it for me.39) I got distracted by Shortland Street; it was really great last night.40) I never do it, so why should I bother starting now?41) I had too much other home-work.42) Burnt the hand I write with, and when I write with the other hand even my littlest sister can’t read it.43) Sprained my writing hand.44) My little sibling was sick so I cared for them the whole time.45) I was not allowed to do home-work as a punishment.46) I turn deaf when you say we have home-work.47) I got hungry on the way to school.48) Dad accidentally threw it into the fire before I could stop him.49) I was away camping in the weekend.50) I went to bed really early.51) I have an after school job.52

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      amy. 5 years ago

      some of you really don't get the excuses do you? they are terrible.. no teacher would believe them to be honest!

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      tfyf 5 years ago

      went to america for holiday lost homework

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      shitto 5 years ago

      don't do it just say cant b arsed

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      littlejoker 5 years ago

      i was going home and the wind blowed it

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      jb 5 years ago

      LOL you spelt 'panic' panick. DO YOUR SPELLING HOMEWORK!

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      fruitfly123 5 years ago

      JUST TELL THE TRUTH, WRITE A NOTE OR WRITE A POEM ABOUT NOT DOING YOUR HOMEWORK, I IS SIMPLE!!! :)

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      princess 5 years ago

      i really love ur brilliant ideas lovely

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      lol 5 years ago

      You guys fail so bad

      None of these will work. The best way is do it a break or lunch. If its first lesson am afraid u have to tell the truth. If you don't and they find out which they will probably will ohohoho0h0h0ho0ho0hoh your IN TROUBLE!

      They also call your parents so just admitt you didn't do it if you cant do it at break or lunch

      Thxs for listening!

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      realreasons :) 5 years ago

      if your teacher is nice sure/mrs we went to granns i did do it but forgot it sorry sure

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      tacnayn 5 years ago

      OK- I KNOW IT LOOKS LONG, BUT READ THIS. THERE'S GOOD TIPS HERE.

      Give it to a dog as a chew toy, and bring it to class as 'proof' your dog got to it.

      Make fake puke- mix gravy powder, vegetables (like carrots, corn, anything green, etc.) with water. Put it in a bag to save for 'being sick' when you're at school or straight down the toilet at home, if you know your parents will believe you threw up. It's best to save your puke for a few days- keep telling your mom/dad you feel ill, then use the fake throw-up. THEN, it's foolproof. TIP: Make enough to keep the puking thing going for a while. If you throw up ONCE, your parents might think you're fine and send you to school anyway. Hide a sealable bag of it somewhere mom/dad won't see it, and use it when you think it's necessary. It depends on how long you want to stay out of doing homework.

      You're Welcome!

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      HWHATER 6 years ago

      i hate homework i mean who doesn't hate hw unless they are nerds or they are forced by parents.

      Once we had an assessment which is a power point presentation and i handed in my assessment but i forgot my speech so i told her the truth. she gave me an extra day and i didn't do it as well so i told her the same story and guess what i got another day to do it. if it is a small problem then tell the truth. if it is big then you have to act smart. for some reason each time i didn't do my hw and i think of a reason something always pop out of my head and not only 1 reason but loads. so i choose the best one. i made loads of excuses and rarely got caught. i even lied to the year co-ordinater and i got away something really bug that could get me expelled. well if u want to get away then u must be smart and think fast. that's the best idea i can give u. hope u guys or girls really get away with detentions and stuff.

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      neet 6 years ago

      just say: my granma changed the baby's nappy over it or i made a paperplane out of it and it got stuck

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      meet 6 years ago

      these excuses are so dum even i can do better than this

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      RachelNielsen 6 years ago

      I forgot my homework in my desk and its due tomorrow and I'm supposed to edit and rewrite a whole story of a kindergarten book using complex sentences AND english is my first class tomorrow morning AND by now, the school is probably closed, locked and empty!

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      me 6 years ago

      yeah what sonia said

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      dara 6 years ago

      I would say I slept at my grandparents and I forgot to bring my homework along with me from my home and by the time I came back my little sister had torn it apart.

      And I couldn't do it over because I had forgotten the page.

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      Fucking sheep shagger 6 years ago

      Sorry but it's against my religion to do homework :) :) :) :)???

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      msaha 6 years ago

      i hate it

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      IKIKIKIKIIKKHGFDSA 6 years ago

      Do the title and first 2 or 3 lines then rip it ut up where the lines are and say some one nicked it and tore it

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      cheese 6 years ago

      say " my dad used it to get a wasp out the house then threw it in the bin" it worked for me

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      ??? 6 years ago

      Most won't work! 'I was busy' works.

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      mmmmm 6 years ago

      for me the only time the excuses worked is when it is fullproof

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      mmm 6 years ago

      hmmm... cool... i am smart!

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      person 6 years ago

      you can say that you ran out of dog food and your dad feed it to the dog

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      bob 6 years ago

      i didn't do it because my dog ate it :)

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      oriane 6 years ago

      i really don't care, but im just going to tell my teacher the truth, we were supposed to finish of our pillow things at home, we had to stitch it together, but i left it in my book at school.My teacher said if we don't finish it shell make us write out this stupid thing, and then shell rip it up, better then a detention, i mean its not the end of the world so i don't care.

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      sally101 6 years ago

      that's a good idea KYLIESMILEY

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      KYLIESMILEY 6 years ago

      Don't worry about it, Its one homework thing....maybe your parents could write u a note or something! If shes such a feak, don't listen to her.....just because u forgot it one time!

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      Ellie 6 years ago

      So, i lost all my homework..im rlly freaking out!! My teacher is a control freak! I'm terrified of her! I cant find my homewrok anywhere! im soooooooo STRESSED OUT! PLEASE HELP! She wont listen to ANY excuses!

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      alleyesasnana 6 years ago

      No effence but the terroists one they would never believe.

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      what>?>>???? 6 years ago

      I ran outa toilet paper/wipped ma arse with it by accident!!!

      i/someone else made a paper airoplane out of it and it got HIJACKED!

      i got captured by terrorists and they have only just let me go so i couldn't do it!!

      My gosh ur breath smells , what hav u been eatin???

      i was buzzy prayin!

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      alleyesasnana  6 years ago

      Yea i guess those were not pretty good excuses...

      And it does not have to be raining (for number 1), it said "my parents could.nt find anything to use so they accidentally took my homework and burnt it", you don't really get it do you?

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      darius 6 years ago

      tese comments dumb as s@!#

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      darn 6 years ago

      i was busy watching saturday night live :P

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      sophie_saurus 6 years ago

      say u left it outside and it started raining so ur hw got destroyed. obviously, DON'T USE THIS 1 IF IT HASN'T BEEN RAINING.

      also, to make ur story believable, put a random piece of paper in the shower the night b4 so that it gets destroyed enough that u cant read it and say 'i recovered some of it' and show the mangled,soaking piece instead.

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      sally 101 6 years ago

      those are really weird excuses???!!!!!

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      alleyesasnana 6 years ago

      2. I had to go to the bathroom when I got home from school and I brought my backpack with me, when I was done I realized that their was no more toilet paper. So I used my homework, I have paper cuts if you need any proof.

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      alleyesasnana 6 years ago

      i do not know if that is a good excuse? WHAT DO YOU THINK? of that excuse......

      IS IT GOOD::::::.....OR... IS IT BAD?

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      alleyesasnana 6 years ago

      we had a bon fire last night and my parents could.nt find anything to use so they accidentally took my homework and burnt it

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      HOTSTUFF 6 years ago

      I HATE HOMEWORK AND SCHOOL AND MY TEACHER AND EVERYTHING IN THE EDUCATION SYSETEM!!!

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      Me 6 years ago

      Homeworks a bad word and I'm not allowed to use or write bad words.-

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      Chuck norris 6 years ago

      Just don't go to school that day

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      Who,Me? 6 years ago

      When my great, great, great grandmother was freed from slavery, she vowed she would never work for someone else again. I intend to honour and preserve her greatness by following in her footsteps and thus, I’ll not be doing your homework.

      and

      I didn't do it because I didn't want to add to my teachers already heavy workload. *sweet smile*

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      annoymous 6 years ago

      i said one that my dog ate it i spent half an hour forcing it down her throught but she eventually did eat it and another one i said was ny little bro had a party and thought it was spare so he cut it up as confetti beleive me the teacher was to smart to believe eith but he did think the second one was possible hahaha :)

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      alana 6 years ago

      haha funny or it ?

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      michael 6 years ago

      im really smart, but i jate everything and imm tryin 2 find a short story for sats!

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      Hopethishelps 6 years ago

      1) if it was set a while ago and ur teacher didn't pay much attention to u when it was set just say i don't think i was here when it was set

      2) i felt so presured i just wanted a break i will hand it in tommorow (hopefully she will say never mind)

      3)tell u teacher i forgot to do but before class she shud let u off

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      Mark C 6 years ago

      Guys just say your copy got full and you had to buy a new one and that your homework is in the old one but you threw it out! :P I'm using that in about an hour ha!

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      AssHole 6 years ago

      you have to be creative and realistic with them. i had a project where we had to record something, and i said that we recorded the file at school on iMac computers, but i have a pc at home so when i wanted to edit it, it wouldn't open.

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      damien wells 6 years ago

      MY baby sister ate it

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      poo 6 years ago

      my poo ate it

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      me 6 years ago

      just poke holes in the paper and say my dog ate it

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      Jess-x-x 6 years ago

      Guys all you haave to say is i did it all, and i checked it, put it in my bag, went to school, it was still there,and when it came to the lesson, i wasn't there!!!!

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      Shan:D 6 years ago

      OMG!!! Im tryin too do my geography homework now && really don't get it we have had 3 weeks to do it its like a project && my geography teacher is the deputy head && VERY STRICK:/ Any GOOD excuses anybody??x

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      F@#KNationPride 6 years ago

      best ACTUAL excuse:

      Go in crying, seriously, worked a couple of times, but risky

      mom- *sniff* *sniff*

      had a heart attack...

      *sniff* I TOLD her!!!

      NOT to smoke...

      *sniff* but she wouldn't listen to me!!!!!

      Gran Finale (a.k.a cry like hell)

      and rip up whatever email or note your teacher gave to your parents, either it's a letter that says I'm sincerely sorry about what happened or it's a letter to confirm it. This probably won't happen, because now that I'm grown up would you really write a letter that basically says ARE YOU DEAD?

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      Tina Dynamite 6 years ago

      my llama accidentally ate my h/work so i threw some ham at it mwahhhhhh :/

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      Helooooo  6 years ago

      just tell the teacher you couldn't be bothered !! you may get a detention but hey, other kids think your cool B)

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      bob marley your mom 6 years ago

      GO AMERICA!!!!

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      GreatBritainRules!! XD 6 years ago

      @ Homework...go die :( Ohh okay... i'm in my seond year at secondary school :)

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      Homework...go die :( 6 years ago

      Senior 1 (first year)

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      GreatBritainRules!! XD 6 years ago

      @ Homework...go die:(, what do you mean by "S1"?

      I'm also sorry for misjudging you. :)

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      Homework...go die :( 6 years ago

      GB rules, no I'm from britain in S1 :)

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      Elisha 6 years ago

      umm oh so sorry miss it's just that on the way to schol i let it on the bus train ect and it went off somewhere or it's in my locker but i forgo thmy keys today or just skip the lesson

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      GreatBritainRules!! XD  6 years ago

      @ Homework...go die, WOW !! are you from the U.S?? Because we have what is called the "C" system. This includes C1, C2 and the worst C3, theses are punishments for your bad behaviour, and lack of homework, and such, this means that you get House Points take off you if you don't had it in on time. So really you have it A LOT harder than we do, over here in the U.K.

      I feel so, so sorry for you!!!

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      Homework...go die :( 6 years ago

      All my teachers are bitches and if I have to hand it in after break/recess or lunch then if u have a good phone that can email send it to whoever is at you house and get them to print it and bring it to you during recess.

      A sorta good excuse is if ur techer hasn't checked homework yet do it 4 nxt day and put it on a shelf or somethin and pretend you just found it and if that bitch still doesn't believe u... Well the fu#k her :L

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      GreatBritainRules!! XD 6 years ago

      I have to wirte about a "hero" (e.g Martin Luther King Jr.) and write the good things about he/she and the bad things about he/she.

      UUUUURRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! I f-ing hate homework!!!!

      although i am REALLY puzzeled about when it is due in :S

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      tom  6 years ago

      the best is to say you are being Eco-friendly and not wasting paper (:

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      Georgina 6 years ago

      problem with all these is they are all to stupid just use the more realistic ones like:i forgot to write it down so u forgot.... simple as.x.x.x