“I didn’t do my homework because my laptop died”- one of the simplest excuses is a malfunctioning device, thus, it is also overused and overrated.
Blaming the printer is either a useless idea, the teacher might ask you to send the homework by e-mail, not in hard copy.
Then, your teacher burst your bubble by dropping a load of homework for you to complete by tomorrow.
You can probably predict who’s going to be in the latter category as well. And, who doesn't like looking at pretty things while drinking coffee?
At least make some doodles in the textbook and abundantly cross off everything explaining you did it under another uncertainty attack.
“I just sat down to do my homework when out of the blue a giant hurricane appeared and bang! I sure might have done it with candles but my parents do not allow me to do it. Long days are gone when you could use the problem with electricity as an excuse for not doing homework.
“The thieves have grabbed my briefcase in the morning while I was walking in school.
We fought and fought, the briefcase opened, everything fell from it. Among the textbooks they took was a math notebook with my written assignment”.
About the Author: Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of a leading online tutoring assistance program for college students.
Having graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), he worked briefly with the American consulting firm, Kurt Salmon Associates before taking the entrepreneurial route.