This second grader's forged note somehow managed to fool her school
Most students, at some point, think about all the ways they can skip school without getting in trouble. I mean, some people have even gone to great lengths to convince parents they’re “sick” just so they can have a free day to make the most of life.
And school-related scheming doesn’t stop there. There are forged permission slips and fake excuse notes to get out of a dreaded gym class. The possibilities for students looking to pull a fast one on parents and teachers are pretty much endless.
When second-grader Rosabella Dahu from Houston decided she wanted to take the bus home, she kept her scheme simple and easy. And, despite some pretty obvious signs that her note was not, in fact, from her parent or guardian, she somehow was able to get her teacher and school administration to give her the go-ahead.
According to Today, Rosabella simply handed in a note (complete with kid handwriting and egregious misspellings) to her teachers who got the OK from the administration that she could go on a different bus. To be fair, the teachers apparently get these sorts of notes all the time and didn’t have any reason to think it was out of the norm.
Except, of course, the lack of cursive signature (which she probably hasn’t yet perfected yet — though we give her about two years before she’s an expert). And, obviously, the fact that “bus” is spelled “dus.” Those are two pretty telltale signs that maybe this note was more likely written by a little kid than a concerned parent needing a schedule change.
But, hey, it’s not easy being a teacher.
No doubt that some days feel pretty long and you just don’t have the time or energy to really scour every note that is handed to you. While Rosabella’s dad, Charlie, was understandably concerned for the safety of his kid (who ended up locked out of her house for a few hours), he’s got to feel at least a little pride that his offspring was savvy enough to outsmart a whole bunch of adults to get her way.
Education is obviously extremely important, but we do have to say we admire Rosabella’s independent and bold spirit. That said, hopefully her school will be a little more thoughtful about notes from parents in the future.