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"Sick notes...anyone for anymore?"
'So much for calling me a skiver. The DOCTOR says I'm the worst case of malingering he's ever seen.'
"Tell me boss, how is the holiday weather in Hawaii?"
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'Yes, how to get out of class by shoving red ink up the nose.'
'It's our new policy...if the children don't turn up then the parents have to!'
"All right. Where did Jenkins go?"
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Employee with a short attention span
"...I'll just take the day off."
Tags:blizzard, blizzards, cat, cats, feline, felines, pet, pets, pet cat, pet cats, cat owner, cat owners, bad weather, nasty weather, skiving off, skiver, skivers, cat lover, cat lovers, storm, storms, stormy weather, bad weather, lazy cat, lazy cats, cat behaviour, cat behavior, feline behaviour, feline behavior
Graduation Day: 'And the perfect attendence award goes to Scott Simms. Scott? Ah, Scott? Are you here, Scott? Scott?'
"Next we've got our awards for imperfect attendance."
Tags:attendance record, attendance records, perfect attendance, imperfect attendance, prize, prizes, prize ceremony, prize ceremonies, award ceremony, awards ceremony, awards ceremonies, award ceremonies, assembly, pupil, pupils, student, students, truant, truants, truancy, truancies, skiving off, skive, skived, skiver, skivers, dumbing down, dumbed down, dumbing-down, achievement, achievements
Tags:builder, builders, construction, construction worker, construction workers, slack, slacks, slacker, slackers, skive, skives, skiving, skiver, skivers, relax, relaxes, relaxing, inefficient, inefficiency, slow, slows, caution sign, caution signs, warning sign, warning signs, slowpoke, slowpokes, slow poke, slow pokes, work, worker, workers, working
"At least TRY to look as busy as a bee!"
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"Don't try to tell me this P.E. class! Get back to your homeschooling!"
Tags:homeschool, homeschools, homeschooling, home school, home schools, home schooling, home-school, home-schools, home-schooling, home ed, home education, home educator, home educators, pe, p.e., physical education, gym, lesson, lessons, class, classes, slacking, skiving, skiver, skivers, couch potato, couch potatoes, baseball, game, games, match, matches
"Johnson, what are you doing? It's not time for your break yet."
'It's called lateral thinking.'
Shopping...You Should Be At Work
'I need a sick note to cover me for the London Olympics.'
"No, you're not getting too old for school."
Tags:school, schools, schooling, classroom, classrooms, kid, kids, excuse, excuses, school work, schoolwork, school-work, class, classes, ageing, aging, ageing process, aging process, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, skiving, skiver, skivers, skiving off, skipping school, truant, truants, truancy, truancies, childhood
"My head hurts but only when I do homework."
Tags:homework, homework excuse, homework excuses, homework assignment, homework assignments, homework project, homework projects, kid, kids, symptom, symptoms, diagnosis, diagnoses, headache, headaches, bad head, bad heads, kid, kids, avoidance tactic, avoidance tactics, skiving, skivving, skiver, skivers
"I miss school...as often as I can."
"I don't feel like going to school. Isn't that a flu-like symptom?"
"Sure, I'll give you a second opinion. I don't think you should stay home from school either."
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'I was not playing hooky. I was giving home schooling a test run.'
'Gordon, ever since you were given a chair with wheels you've been seen less and less in the office.'
'Frank still isn't here! I swear, if he calls off today and we have to cover his post again...'