This week Barack Obama created a precedent as the first US president to give a 10-year old the best excuse note ever to explain her absence from school.
Discovering that a questioner had brought his daughter, Kennedy to a packed town hall meeting, the president offered to write a note for her teacher. And did so.
"To Kennedy's Teacher. Please excuse Kennedy's absence...She's with me." he wrote and signed it.
Fun warm up questions for a workshop:
1. What's the best excuse you have ever given to explain your absence from work or school?
2. Craft an excuse, the more incredible the better, for missing an appointment, exceeding the speed limit, standing up a girl/boyfriend or skipping jury duty?