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‘I was arrested for being a spy’ – Worst homework excuses revealed | Metro.co.uk

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Being declared dead, erupting volcanoes and the outbreak of civil war are just some of the unbelievable excuses that British lecturer John Curry has heard from students over the last 14 years.The City of Bath College computer expert said many of the unusual, but mostly legitimate, explanations for not completing work were from students looking for 24 hour extensions.’Some of the excuses seem pretty improbable, but when you have someone’s death certificate in their hands, you have to accept their excuse,’ Mr Curry told the Times Higher Education Supplement.One student even claimed he had wrongly been arrested for being a Chinese spy before being released just in time to plead for a deadline extension.Another was granted an extension because the Indian government had attempted to seize his home after he had been declared legally dead.’I was grieving over the death of my World Of Warcraft character, was another excuse offered by one misguided pupil. However one student did manage to gain some extra time after convincing the lecturer they were bring spooked by a ghost.’That person genuinely believed there was a ghost and I actually accepted their word and gave them a few more hours,’ he explained.

via ‘I was arrested for being a spy’ – Worst homework excuses revealed | Metro.co.uk.

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Written by edparnell

August 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Posted in Dumb, Education, Fail, Funny

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