The more things change, the more they stay the same
I'm talking about the reasons for British children not to have their homework done.
Technology failure is quickly replacing the destructive dog as the top excuse used by schoolchildren who haven't done their homework.So the excuses continue, the reasons have just adapted to the 21st century.
A Pixmania survey found that the average British teacher hears 15 excuses relating to homework a week.
When taken across the entire UK, that works out at 6.5 million excuses per week, with about 1.3 million of these related to technology.
Of the top-five tech homework excuses, computer crashes resulting in lost essays came out on top.
Others were accidental deletion after completing the homework and a failed internet connection preventing the carrying out of research.
The survey found that 68 per cent of pupils are now submitting schoolwork typed on a computer, which makes it far easier to blame technological faults.
And what has happened to the old standby of blaming fido for not having your schoolwork ready?
Other more inventive excuses involved Russians hacking computers and stealing the homework as well as dogs urinating on the computer resulting in the computer exploding.Dogs are getting skillful these days too.
Hat tip- Joanne Jacobs