Young people are creative by nature. And never more so than when they're coming up with an excuse for why they didn't finish their homework. "My dog ate my homework" had its moment. But today's young people have taken excuse-making to a whole new level.
1.) From TrufflesDuVall:
A kid (high-school) claimed that he couldn’t do his homework because his grandmother wouldn’t give him back his textbook...which she had taken in retaliation for his theft of her wooden leg.
2.) From ledgerdemaine:
The student claimed he put it in a room in his house. He then forgot the room existed. He was at a loss to explain where his homework was. He was upset to think he must have imagined doing it. He apologized to me.
The next week to his amazement he 'found' the room, and more amazingly he found his homework. He handed it in that week.
Now this may seem like nonsense, but it turns out he had an operation to remove a tumor from his brain when he was ten. One of the outcomes was a strange side affect that for a short period he could utterly forget a room or more in his house.