Not that I've ever really given this paltry excuse in my entire educational life but I can attest that it can actually happen...
My dog ate my homework.
During our tutoring sessions, Kevin & I keep journals of all the new words we're learning. It's like our personal dictionary. Very useful & rather time consuming to maintain. Well, one day, Beans decided she wanted to have her fill of vocab, so she snatched my notebook up, ran under the bed (where all her naughty schemes take place), and before I could track her down, the last week worth of class notes had been reduced to shreds. Thankfully, Kevin keeps an identical notebook so I was able to recover all my lost information.
Puppy for sale...any one? International shipping fee included.
On second thought, maybe I'll keep her. I am rather attached to this little sausage dog.