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I wish attendance wasn't such serious business.
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I wish attendance wasn't such serious business.

Seriously. If I'm not going to do the work, I'm not going to do it. Therefore, why should I even be IN school if I'm not doing anything?

I know, I know - There's a whole bunch of reasons related to brainwashing for future employers and stuff like that. But really.

I left class for 15 minutes, came back during the same period, and stayed for the rest of the school day. My mother decided to punish me with the same fierceness as when I skip school entirely. I barely dodged the same school punishment (ISS *shudder*) that I would have gotten had I skipped the entire day, too.

Note to self: Next time, just skip the entire goddamn school day.
09-22-2010 03:39 AM
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