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"All right. Where did Jenkins go?"
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"We can't say they aren't learning. Twenty three of them have learned to call in sick."
"Dad, do they ever have a 'Staying Home From Work Cause You're Faking You're Sick With Your Child' day?"
What say we save a tree, and skip the test?
"Fenwick, Benton & Perkins. How may I direct your call?"
"Personally, I wanted to hear your lecture on 'Prioritizing Business Needs', but everyone else went for the pizza in 3A."
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"I brought a note explaining why I showed up today!"
"School? Why do you want me to contribute to an already overburdened educational system?"
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'Julie? Please tell the boss I can't come in today. I'm receiving emergency treatment for a skin condition.'
"You might fake an illness at home, but here, only a fever makes her a believer."
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'He went to a seminar on getting motivated so he could get out of doing any real work.'
"I'm not either goofing off! - I'm doing a thought experiment!"
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Sorry, I can't do your typing, I'm doing my filing."
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"I've changed my mind Shelton. You can go home early."
'Sorry, but I write my own material.'
"But you've got to go to school today - you're the head-teacher!"
'Wow! I feel so good this morning, I think I'll call in sick!'
'The difference is when you daydream it's goofing-off. When I daydream, it's brainstorming.'
'I don't feel THAT bad right now, but if I work at it, I figure I can feel sick enough to miss school on Monday.'
'This is your best excuse for not coming to work so far, Koslowski, but you'll be sorry if you're shamming again!'
'I brought my doctor to verify why you're not at work, Shapiro.'
'40 years and I never missed a meeting. Oh, I attended a few, but never missed not going to another!'
'Of course I'm at work with a fever of 104. I'm not going to waste a sick day off when I'm actually sick!'
"I swear Mum: I keep waving at the school-bus driver, but somehow, he never sees me..."
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