It’s not easy to trick the school nurse into sending you home from school early. Licensed school nurses attend to 64 percent of a given population and end up returning 95 percent of them to class. While this may seem like some daunting statistics, it is possible to convince the nurse that going home is the best option.

Instead of faking a stomach bug, go the route of pink eye or diarrhea. Pink eye is easy to fake with some red lipstick and hair gel while diarrhea is infinitely more convincing based on the embarrassment factor alone. Check out this infographic to see more ways in which you can get out of work or school and spend the day playing hooky.

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School Makes Me Sick: How To Fake Illness

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide and virtually, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present. He joined the SXSW advisory board in 2019.

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