once overheard a guy on his phone apologising for being late for work due to 'a problem with his shoelace!'
i forgot to turn in my homework for a class, this was back in high school. the teacher asked why i didnt turn in my homework and i answered
"my sister kicked me out of my room and i had to sleep in the couch"
turns out he also had to sleep on the couch the night before so he let it slide
My mum is a primary school teacher, and she got a note from one of her student's parents that said, "He can't hand in his homework today because his little brother ate it."
I was tied up. And she was. Her boyfriend had done it for obvious reasons and forgot to untie her.
I was in Washington DC being award the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Not sure if it was just a bad run of luck in this one woman's family or what but in a two week period of time she had to attend 6 family funerals. I had to shrug and accept it.