The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for September 20, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    Decaf in the morning? Better not to drink anything.

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    You don’t take the school bus?

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    GROG Premium Member 6 months ago

    You mean she followed the speed limit.

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    Hey! Why didn’t think of that excuse when I was that age?

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    My house was near the beginning of the bus route. If I missed the bus it was a 20 minute fast walk to school. If I made the bus it was a 20 minute ride to school.

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    Darryl Heine  6 months ago

    Kids don’t drink coffee.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 6 months ago

    I initially thought Gladys had lost a lot of weight. BTW, I have been drinking coffee since I was old enough to sip from a saucer

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    Sir Davecelot  6 months ago
    I don’t just drink coffee for the taste. Quite frankly, I don’t even like the taste of coffee that much. But boy, do I need that caffeine rush.
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    MRC112  6 months ago

    Although there are exceptions, we don’t have school buses like you have in the States. As others have mentioned, I also used to cycle 2.5 miles to school every day rain or shine. These days, it looks like all the kids are being taken by their parents in cars, no matter how close the school is. Now that the summer holidays are over, the traffic has increased 10 fold – I kid you not, and no exaggeration. It takes me nearly 4 times longer to get to work now as a result due to all the cars getting snarled up at junctions. Rant over

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    Chris  6 months ago

    must’ve worked on the car too if it was slow… maybe you should’ve shouted FIRE super loud. that would’ve scared her awake at least, I’m sure the car would careless though. :D

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    Jeffin Premium Member 6 months ago

    If decaf grows up, will it be de-cow?

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    Gina Carson  6 months ago

    At one point, Wilberforce considered getting out to walk.

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    bigplayray  6 months ago

    I don’t feel tardy!

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    Just-me  6 months ago

    I’m with Gladys. I want caffeinated coffee.

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    wolfgang73  6 months ago

    I won’t even have decaf in the house, what’s the point?

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    That’s right, blame the coffee. However, l must admit that I have never heard that excuse before. I’d have let it go based on originality if for nothing else…..

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Luckily, he gets a ride from Mom….she’s on time when she doesn’t drink decaf!

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    preacherman  6 months ago

    Well, there you have it. The real reason our schools are failing. Kids aren’t allowed to have a coffee before coming to school. I always had a coffee with creme and sugar before school.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 6 months ago

    I drove my child to school for years, dropped her off in plenty of time for her to get to classes and me to get to work. I don’t ever drink coffee. I was at work when the schools let out, so she either walked home with other friends or took a bus. On a rare occasion I was at home when she got off school, and I would walk over and get her.

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    cuzinron47  6 months ago

    So you have to give his Mom the demerit.

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    KEA  6 months ago

    better than a lot of the excuses I heard as a teacher

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 6 months ago

    Makes sense to me. Kudos to Wilberforce for the quick response. Boo boo boo to the teacher for confronting him in front of the entire class. Shame on her.

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    Buckeye67  6 months ago

    The teacher should give Wilberforce a pass on that one considering it was a very inventive excuse.

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    DawnQuinn1  6 months ago

    Not everyone took a school bus. Anyone within the lower limits of distance to school ascually walked there (Walk? Heaven forbid!!) Some parents did drive their kids to school. No parent drove their kid to school when I was a child, or very rarely. We weren’t wimps that were driven everywhere. My mother said “God gave you two legs so you could walk. Use them!”

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