Continued from Amchya mumbaichya local trains
As I said, I am usually 10-15 minutes late for each morning’s 1 hour toxic dose of studies called “lectures”. My teachers are co-operative nice people, so they understand. But like friends ask me, how can you expect it “every single day?” So questions come my way, “Oh! Shatabdi! Why late?!”
And then you have this millisecond to come up with a convincing reply. Sometimes when I know it for sure that I shall arrive long after the teacher, I call up my friends and give them a bana-banaya bahana. So, no spanking as such for being late, they already know :-D But, you can’t do this every-ruddy-day man! So, here are my tried-tested-best-working-universal-lies for being a regularly irregular student :-D
*~* Ma’am, I am not keeping well. [weak face coupled with a cough :-D]
*~* I am sooo sorry ma’am! Alarm clock ka batteries discharge ho gaya tha! I got up at 6:45 and I am here at 7:45; that is something ma’am! :-P
*~* While coming to the station my car broke down! Abhi high-way pe lift kaha se milta ma’am! [worried face, ruffled hair :-P]
*~* I was studying late night sir, aap hi ka chapter ;-)
*~* Watchman didn’t let me in! I-card nahi laya :-D
*~* It was raining in vashi :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
*~* I fell on the station and hurt my leg! [with a little sad face, sympathy follows instantly]
*~* I forgot something important at home and traced my way back, so, late [usually saying journals or home-assignment helps :-P and do NOT mention lunch-box here :-P]
*~* What!!! I am LATE??? Oh! My watch! My watch!!
And the reason that almost always saves my very sorry ass is……..
*~* Trains late!
[which they usually are not]
So, there you go. Ready made explanations for your delay. Also, talk as much as possible, so that the teacher takes you in just to shut you up :-P
And I really hope my teachers don’t find the way to get to my blog ;-)
P.S. Update. Campusjunkie has been kind. They have finally acknowledged my hard work and awarded me with tools to show-off :-D Visiting cards provided to all core-writers! Have a dekho on Jiggs's blog. Mine reads,