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"I won't be in tomorrow. I'm taking a personal snow day."
Tags:snow day, snow days, snowy day, snowy days, vacation, vacations, vacationing, winter break, winter breaks, hooky, play hooky, playing hooky, stay home, stays home, staying home, home from school, personal time, mental health, mental health break, mental health breaks, high school, high school student, high school students, slacker, slackers, slack off, slacks off, slacking off, personal day, personal days, sick leave, entitled, entitlement complex, entitlement complexes
"I'm sorry, Mrs. Claus, but nobody here fits that description…."
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, barfly, barflies, bar fly, bar flies, barkeeper, barkeepers, bartender, bartenders, bartending, deny, denies, denying, denial, denials, wife, wives, nag, nags, nagging, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, description, descriptions, matching description, matching descriptions, husband, ne'er do well, ne'er do wells, reindeer, christmas eve, skive, skives, skiving, playing hooky, play hooky, plays hooky
"I've decided to work from home today."
"No sweat, Chief. I'm taking a personal day."
Tags:personal day, personal days, day off, days off, slacker, slackers, slack off, slacking off, employee, employees, worker, workers, office job, office jobs, mental health day, mental health days, boss, bosses, skive, skives, skiving, play hooky, playing hooky, kick back, kicks back, kicking back, white collar job, white collar jobs, cavalier, indifference, indifferent, hierarchy, hierarchies, insubordinate, insubordination
Job satisfaction comes from doing what you enjoy, without the boss finding out.
"Fashion statement??? I thought you were in trouble for playing hooky."
Tags:fashion statement, fashion statements, piercing, piercings, body piercing, body piercings, fish, hook, fishhook, fishhooks, principal's office, principals office, disciplinarian, disciplinarians, hooky, play hooky, playing hooky, dress code, dress codes, dress code violation, dress code violations, trouble, get in trouble, gets in trouble, getting in trouble
"I didn't go to the office today. I went to the zoo."
Tags:zoo, zoos, monkey, monkeys, hooky, playing hooky, skip work, skipping work, work, working, calling in sick, call in sick, monkey on your back, monkey on my back, monkey on his back, welcome home, wife, wives, husband, husbands, businessman, businessmen, housewife, housewives, homemaker, homemakers, domestic life, married life, married lives, work life, work life balance
'I was not playing hooky. I was giving home schooling a test run.'
"We're studying Walden Pond today."
"There go our snow days!"
Tags:global warming, climate change, global warming crisis, climate change crisis, snow days, snow day, staying home from school, home from school, skipping school, day off, days, off, weather crisis, school, schools, school closing, school closings, bad weather, playing hooky, staying home, staying in, excuse, making excuses, making an excuse
"What do you mean, 'so what?!' Back to school ads means 'back to school!'"
Tags:child, student, students, summer vacation, summer vacations, summer holiday, summer holidays, late summer, late summers, panic, panics, panicking, panic sets in, panic setting in, back to school, back to school ad, back to school ads, playing hooky, play hooky, plays hooky, start of school, school's starting, school starting, elementary school, elementary schools
"Well, looks like no school today."
"Yeah, I can't make it in today. I've some kind of weird red rash all over my body."
Tags:jetlagged, layover, layovers, air steward, air stewards, flight attendant, flight attendants, flight, flights, airline, airlines, rash, rashes, hooky, playing hooky, skiving off, skive, skives, skived off, skiver, skivers, sick day, sick days, sunburn, sunburns, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, lay-off, lay-offs
"I can't believe a mother was jailed because of her kid's truancy."
"He should be there by now. He left for work an hour ago."
"Welcome to Truancy Prevention 101."
"It's the school run."
'Someone said 'good morning,' so I thought I'd leave work for the day while I was ahead.'
"Baldo, time to get up! It's the first day of school!"
"In many Latin American countries, Columbus Day is celebrated as 'Dia de la Raza.' In The Bahamas, it's called 'Discovery Day.' In Argentina, it's known as 'Day of the Americas.'"
Tags:baldo, day off school, days off school, columbus, christopher columbus, columbus day, bottom line, bottom lines, skip school, skips school, skipping school, school day, school days, day of the americas, discovery day, dia de la raza, cultural difference, cultural differences, day off school, slacker, slackers, slacking, cutting class, playing hooky
"I don't see myself coming in tomorrow."
"Sorry... My School Aversion Syndrome is totally bad today."
Tags:baldo, bike, bikes, bicycles, bicycles, biking to school, bikes to school, bike to school, averse, aversion, aversions, high school, high schooler, high schoolers, secondary school, secondary schools, avoid, avoids, avoiding, play hooky, plays hooky, playing hooky, skive, skives, skiving, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrationation, tardy, tardiness
I just can't take it anymore!
'Of course I'm against praying in school -- I don't want playing hooky to put my soul in danger!'
'I wasn't playing hooky -- I was fleeing the deteriorating public school system.'