I’m sure everyone’s familiar with the famous excuse by now. Have you ever used it? I sure didn’t, but I always thought it was a funny one. Allow me to spin it in one of these. Worry not, everyone’s a consenting adult. James may have forgotten that at some point though.
“Where’s your essay, James?” Professor Anderson asked.
“I think your dog ate it,” her eyes sparkled.
“Y-yes,” he stammered.
“Your dog is naughty. You’re naughty too, aren’t you?”
“I’m sure I am.”
“You need a lesson. What am I going to teach you, today?”
“I don’t know.”
The correct answer was ‘hypnotic susceptibility.’