I’ve found out that the three most fascinating letters in the English language happen to be F, L and U. Put together and pronounced as a word, they provide us the perfect excuse to get out of any situation. Imagine yourself, waking up in the morning and realizing that you’ve got to go to work or school or wherever, and you’d rather be lazing around at home in your PJs, watching reruns of House. What do you do? Fall back on the most reliable of all excuses – no, the dog didn’t eat your homework; rather, it gave you a flu.
And everyone will buy this excuse. They won’t question it. You don’t have to produce a medical certificate because no one in their right mind would spend hundreds of dollars on a visit to the doctor for a common flu when they can get a pill for half a buck. And the best part of the flu is that it’s just debilitating enough to put you out of action for at least a couple of days.
Need long weekends? 😉