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Ferris Beuler's Day Off

Ferris Beuler's Day Off

Did you ever skip school? Come honest.

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Visitor Comments: 13

(13) I was there!, August 31, 2009 6:37 PM

I found this clip quite amusing. I think that kids(or adults) who don't know how to let go of the pressure once in a while are missing out on a beautiful part of life. As a high school student, although I loved learning and was accedemically motivated I would take a day "off" once in a few months and go have some fun with a friend (my mother thought I was in school). I found this to be very refreshing and pitied the very studious kids who did't know how to enjoy themselves a bit. Looking back those were really fun days!

(12) skipper, May 17, 2009 2:57 PM

ya hello! seriously, who in high school doesn't skip?

and yes I do pay for it in the end and no its totally not worth it!

(11) tzvi shoop, February 15, 2009 3:27 PM


GUYS its SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY and yes some days i skip school i am in 7th grade

(10) Anonymous, December 30, 2008 8:41 PM

Goody-Two-Shoes Unite

I hardly ever skipped classes in high school. My mother and grandmother were both teachers and actually sent us to school even when we were sick (I once went to school for several days and did not feel well. Only later did we realize that I had an advanced case of strep-throat). The great thing about being a "Goody-Two-Shoes" (and martyr) is that when I actually did skip school, I was able to do it legally.... my high-school counselor wrote me several notes excusing me from classes in order to attend other events, including a concert at our local university. I can't imagine anyone doing that now. I still remember those events, but have no memories of what I missed in school on those days. Our oldest, who is now in college, actually asked my permission to skip classes once when he was in high-school and yes, I gave him permission (with the understanding he had to face the consequences). We also take "hooky-days" every year for our children's birthdays and do whatever they want on those days. Like my mother and grandmother, I am an educator, but I do not send my children to school when they are sick.

(9) Andy, December 30, 2008 2:36 PM

Once was enough

I was once going to Boston for Shabbos to visit some friends who had moved a few years earlier. I was taking the train and was supposed to leave for the station directly from school, so I had my suitcase with me. On my way to school, I was struck by this crazy idea- Friday school had always been rather pointless because it was a shorter day and there were always a lot of absences due to Shabbos plans. So I decided to ditch and take an earlier train to Boston. I enjoyed my Shabbos and returned home to angry parents and a prompt grounding. The school did not punish me as it was a first-time offense, but I never tried it again!

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