This article first appeared on RTL.de.
"Sorry, I didn't have the homework with me. My dog ate it!" Childish naivety turns into bitter reality for every student at some point when they realize that this excuse will probably not get them through. But what to do if the pet suddenly really ate the homework? Worse still, what if a mishap like this happens to a teacher? You can sometimes get in trouble for an explanation. This woman from a "Reddit" post that is going viral again can tell you a thing or two about it.
Of course there was also picture evidence in the post: In the shared photo you can see the innocent-looking culprit. There are nibbled leaves all over the floor. And the four-legged friend? He looks as if he couldn't cloud a little water!
In any case, the users had a great time under the post, which went viral for the first time a few years ago and is now doing the rounds again on the Internet: "Oh, how the tide is turning," wrote one. Another was sure: All students should get an A for this inconvenience!
Well, the teacher will have had a hard time explaining it. Another user pointed out: "The real question is whether the kids will believe you or whether they will think that you made up an excuse because you actually forgot to look at their homework." What really happened on that devastating day, only the dog and mistress know to this day.