I was scared to go outside because the wind was blowing the leaves on the trees, like the Happening.xPrestigeWWx 07/23/2013
Why the fuck would one need to have a late pass?
I don't know about t̶h̶e̶ ̶U̶S̶ Australia, but I think that when you're late the situation should look something like this:
- You're late
- You enter the school
- You go to your classroom
- You say "Good morning. I'm sorry I'm late Mrs. XYZ."
- Teacher says "Sit Down"
- You sit down
- End of fucking story
I don't really get why you need to have ...rzyua 07/24/2013
Anyone have the link to the post of the guy who saw someone standing in the road dressed as the guy from silent hill on a foggy day?Trevdoogle 07/24/2013
At the end of last year, a student gave me one that said she was chased by a velociraptor.Muskogee 07/24/2013
My HS was the same, and on the last day of each school year the headmaster would read the funniest ones from the senior class. There was some pure gold there.Liberal_Gibbon 07/24/2013
Reminds me of when my brother, his two friends and I walked to school on Earth day. Reason for being late - Earth Day. We realized that we all usually take buses so we didn't save any gas from being used...ijimbodog 07/24/2013
Ya know, I too think of Silent Hill every time I see thick fog. I just hope not to hear the sirens that come after it. ಥ_ಥThe_Emprah 07/24/2013
We used to have these at school. A good friend of mine came up with a few gems - 'I felt like a comma in the sentence of time' and 'my cat broke down on the way to school', the former being my personal favourite.vogelybear 07/24/2013
One time the theme played on my ipod's walking-to-school-playlist while I was walking through the fog, to school. Went home.rath_of_the_kutolah 07/24/2013
Evidently they have yet to receive their shipment of big red "Illegitimate" stamps.
As a frequent tardyboy and consummate afraidofthedarker I approve.Cormophyte 07/24/2013
That's a great reason, actually. If I saw that, I would nod and be like "You did right."DarkRubberDucky 07/24/2013
My buddy used to do this all the time. Some of my favourites were:
Abducted by frog people
Catching up on Breaking Bad
'No time to explain, I'm late!'
Adventuring in a parallel universe
and, 'The bus was late' - He was a boarder.Emyks 07/24/2013
This is a legitimate reason to be late. And a more than good enough reason to stay home if you hear church bells or sirens through the fogLupawolf 07/24/2013
One year I was "Class Rep". This meant that I was responsible for picking up the student roll and giving it to the first teacher of the morning. Astute readers will notice that under this system, it was not empirically possible for me ever to be late. My class started consistently 5 minutes later than every other all year. You're welcome fellow teen night-owls.Ariadnepyanfar 07/24/2013
How large is your school / how densely populated is your town/city? I find it fascinating that they need a dedicated machine for receipts just for late arrival students. And what does that slip of paper even prove? that someone acknowledged how late you were? why not just ...show up to class and have the teacher be like "oh, hey MrFort. you're late" and mark it in his attendance sheet?
So ...yooman 07/24/2013
My school had this too, the compass system thingo.
I pretty much always put "doctor" or "late" because I was so incredibly unimaginative, unlike OP.calluum 07/24/2013
Glad my school didnt do that, if you were late to school, fuck it, walk in and walk around the halls until the next class, or dont show up at all they didnt careToonsxo 07/24/2013
It was foggy where I go to school to about 11 today. Would you happen to go to school in rural NSW?Atekae 07/24/2013
All we have to do is go to reception, sign the late book and if you're in the late book more than once a month you get detention. Unless you had a note from your parents then it didnt count towards detention.keanehoody 07/24/2013
My late slips used to make the administrator laugh: "Polar bear on the railway line. train thus delayed"
"Got out of bend and fell into a vortex"
"Saw some strange lights in the sky and then I appeared to have lost an hour"lorri789 07/24/2013
Hey when you have silent hill fog rollin in there's no shame in running inside and cowering under a table. Pyramid Head is out there....and he will rape you.New_Hampshire_Ganja 07/24/2013
I refequently did this in high school, my personal favourites were
"bomb scare"patters22 07/24/2013
I totally sympathize with that kid... couple times I've woken up in the morning here and it HAS looked like Silent Hill!Hezkezl 07/24/2013
I was actually late once and told my teacher I couldn't find the building in the fog.... It didn't work ..S_Nickels 07/24/2013
I once skipped class in high school because there was a snake on the sidewalk on the way to class. My teacher loved that one.lmvo23 07/24/2013
Used to be so scared of my school bus' hydraulics making loud noises that I'd wait across the street until they left the school or at least were gone. Late to class for almost the entirety of 3rd grade.abalonetomatoe 07/24/2013
The purpose of late passes is so an office official can mark it as excused or not and make a note of it. Having a computer generated piece of paper telling the teacher that the student is late, when (I would hope) they can see that by them walking in late, is just plain stupid.
edit: 'a' in the wrong place.bjwest 07/24/2013