High School Excuse!
The high school in Chapel Hill, NC where most students are related to UNC faculty & alumni has a policy that the parents must call the school if a student is to be absent for the day. Alice decided to skip school and go to the mall with her friends. So she waited until her parents had left for work and called the school herself.
"Hi, I'm calling to report that Alice is unable to make it to school today because she is ill."
Secretary at high school answered, "I'm sorry to hear that. I'll note her absence. Who is this calling please?"
"This is my mother."