So you’re late to class? Perhaps it’s your first day, perhaps this is your first year, perhaps you’re just not used to the ever changing corridors of Hogwarts. Whatever the reason may be, try some of these excuses on for size!
[Editor’s Note: We, here at the Owl Post, are not responsible for any loss of points, detention time, or even howlers sent from home for any of these excuses. Welcome to Hogwarts firsties!]
Say you’re late to Professor Digby’s History of Magic class. You slip in the back of the class, hoping he doesn’t notice… his back is turned. He apparently has eyes in the back of his head, because he sees you! Oh no! Well you can always try an excuse like this…
“Apologies Professor, I was held hostage in the staircase by a maddening clock ticking. I couldn’t escape! I’ve only just managed to get away with my life!”
Now, I can’t promise this will work but a little known fact from us older years to you, Digby hates ticking clocks.
Potions class with Professor Green! She seems decently nice, right? Wrong. She will have you in detention so fast for coming in late. So give this excuse a go!
“Sorry Professor, there was an emergency in the girls bathroom. Housemate of mine was just sobbing over a boy who broke up with her over the summer. It’s tragic really.”
Again, can’t promise this will work, but try to play on her heartbreak a little to better your own? She did go through a messy divorce after all.
Professor Marceau is the Care of Magical Creatures Professor, so naturally you might want to try a little excuse like this?
“This poor little rabbit was caught in the castle trying to find its way out! I lost track of time while helping get it where it needed to be Professor! Swear it!”
Maybe have a little bunny with you when you use this excuse?
Of course, if all else fails, you could just take your consequences like a responsible young adult… or not? Give it a whirl! Try some excuses out and if it fancies you, owl the owl post to tell us how your excuse went in our advice column! I’m not that writer, so they’d probably give you better advice!