When you’re a teacher, you hear plenty of excuses. Perhaps the one that is most timeless, however, is “my dog ate my homework.”
To be honest, I don’t think that this works even the first time it was used but these days, it is so cliché that you couldn’t even imagine that a teacher would buy it.
That is, of course, unless you’re the teacher and it was your dog that ate the student’s assignments.
That is exactly what happened to one teacher who posted the incident on Reddit. The picture was captioned: “When you’re a teacher and your dog eats everyone’s homework.”
After being uploaded to Reddit, more than 1000 people gave it an upvote and there were quite a few people who had a joke or two to say about it. Many were saying that she should share it with her class to give them a good laugh.
Since this is a story that is often passed around, it doesn’t typically land very well with us many teachers. That being said, there are some legitimate cases when a dog did eat the homework.
In some cases, the entire incident was caught on video, and in others, it was just a matter of bad luck. I’m sure that when they came in with the excuse, it didn’t fly very well.
At least we have this teacher’s story to keep us going.