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August 5th, 2011, 4:25 PM
You can't say it won't be done, but we've all been late to class before.
I find it quit annoying that my Art class is on the other side of the school to where my ICT class is. It takes a lot longer to tidy up my paints and stuff from art and then walking all the way to my ICT class, then my teacher gets really mad at me and my friends who also take art for being late.
Doesn't help that after break or lunch, some of the kids in my class come to class late cause they lost track of time. (We have no bell at my school)

How often are you late to class and why?

August 5th, 2011, 4:37 PM
I'm occasionally late for class primarily because I don't leave home on time. Also, traffic is a factor.

August 5th, 2011, 4:59 PM
The worst for me was freshman year of high school when I had gym on the first floor and english after on the opposite side on the 3rd floor. It was so hectic getting there, I was late the first 3 days of english. I eventually found alternate routes, but my main reason for being late in high school was getting from point A to B while being stuck behind herds of people, slow walking couples who couldn't stand to part for 45 minutes, and the whole "no running rule". It was a really big school.

In college though? I drive to school right now so I have to deal with traffic, construction, bad timing, etc.

At my new university I'll be going to this fall, my main reason will be: I got lost and I'm not familiar with the public transit times just yet.

August 5th, 2011, 5:29 PM
I was late so, SO many times beginning in 6th grade. I think I had something like 43 tardies in 7th grade. Or was that absences? Not a model student in terms of attendance.

August 5th, 2011, 5:39 PM
I am rarely ever late to class. I'm usually early, actually. I don't remember having a problem with it in high school, except coming from band up to theatre, because the band room was ALL the way down the hill an you had to go around the two gyms and the construction of the new school. I remember when we walked down the actual hill. And rolled. Good times.

I think I've only been late to one college class, and it was because I accidentally set my alarm wrong. Luckily I was like, 3 minutes late and didn't miss much.

Also made an ass of myself at my first day off work. My alarm was set and didn't go off. Was supposed to be there at 9. Woke up at 9:11. :( No one really gave a crap though, but it's a shame too, because like I said, it was my first day and plus, I'm normally way early. Oddly enough, if I have nothing to wake up for, I'll sleep a long, long time.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
August 5th, 2011, 6:21 PM
How often are you late to class and why?
Not very often, luckily! :D The only reason I'm late is because of the traffic. :v stupid traffic jams. D:<

August 5th, 2011, 7:18 PM
I'm never late to classes. If I AM late to classes, then I was probably watching some sort of fight or something.

Rogue planet
August 5th, 2011, 8:03 PM
For the first lesson of the day, multiple times a week. I don't like getting out of bed you see.

August 5th, 2011, 9:03 PM
I'm never late to anything unless if something horrible happens.

I try to get there early. I'm paranoid about being late.

August 5th, 2011, 9:24 PM
I am almost never late to class and if I am, it doesn't matter, either the teacher isn't even there yet or they don't care. I used to be extremely paranoid about it. I hate it when a class is like across the school and there is traffic, but now I've given up on that and I just push whoever out the way or use my ninja dodging skills to get around them.

Captain Hobo.
August 5th, 2011, 10:21 PM
I have never been late to class and I hope to never been :D

August 5th, 2011, 10:24 PM
I'm always at school and classes at time. It's very easy to be on time if you organize your time.

August 6th, 2011, 3:34 AM
I have never been late to class or anything and I hope to never been :)

August 6th, 2011, 6:34 AM
We're given at least 5 minutes to get to classes which I think is really stupid to be honest because our school is pretty big. But I'm never really late to be honest, unless it's lesson 4 which is after lunch since me and some friends go to the gol centre which is across from the school to play some football.

August 6th, 2011, 6:59 AM
Noo I'm never late to class (I'm too good for that). We have plenty of time to get to class, plus there is a warning bell about 5 minutes before a class starts, so that's when I'm running walking to class.

August 6th, 2011, 7:59 AM
I'm late for uh... most of my classes to be honest, lol. :x

It's mainly because I sort of can be; my teachers don't really care all that much since at this level they're pretty laid back and just leave what you want to do up to you and no-one else. I'll normally be late because I was either let out of an earlier lesson late, or just wasn't done doing whatever I was doing in the free time I had before the lesson and even then it'll never really be more than 5 or 10 minutes late. Most of the people in my classes are regularly late anyway so it's not like I'm an extreme case or anything silly along those lines.

An annoying thing is that one lesson will end at the exact same time as the next one will start, meaning that you have literally no time at all to move from one class to the next since the teachers work perfectly on the timetable. It's not a big deal for me since most of my lessons are close to each other, but some people have to walk from one side of the school all the way to the other in no time at all which doesn't work, and people tend to miss out or get moaned at for stuff that's really the school'f fault. ¬¬

August 6th, 2011, 8:02 AM
In High School I was always late to class, because we had a huge campus (the size of a small college) and my classes were always on opposite sides of eachother. I got excused a few minutes by getting notes, but after a while I took advantage of that and hung out in the hallways with people. My excuse still worked, miraculously.

In college it's a lot easier, my classes are spread out throughout the day. If I'm late, which is rare because I have all the time in the world, it's still easy to weasel out of trouble.

August 6th, 2011, 8:55 AM
Very often. Especially the first period, and the one after lunch. First period because I have to get up quite early in the morning, which I'm not really accustomed to doing, and I miss my bus quite often; I'm always shy by a few minutes or so due to a few interferences. The one after lunch, because well.. it's after lunch :|. I hardly find enough time to even gobble all my food down, and the crowd in the cafeteria doesn't help at all. And other periods for a whole bunch of other reasons.

August 6th, 2011, 10:35 AM
I'm not late to class that often now that I'm in university. My buses usually get to campus a good 10-20 minutes before class starts so I have plenty of time to go wait outside the classroom or take a seat before lectures start. Since most of the buses I take only run every half hour or longer, if I miss the bus that gets me there on time I'll usually just skip the lecture rather than get there part-way through class. And otherwise I'm already on campus from an earlier class. I think I've only ever had one class that was ten minutes after an earlier one and across campus and even then I usually made it before the professor started lecturing.

In high school we had 5 minutes between classes but the building wasn't super large or anything so it wasn't hard to get there on time. I was late sometimes in the mornings but all my homeroom teachers were, iirc, pretty lax about that.

Patatas Fritas
August 6th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Well, it depends. I'm not often late to classes. And if I am it's never more than a few minutes.

I'm occasionally late too certain lessons due to previous lessons letting us out late. And I'm late to PE sometimes because I dont exactly make an effort too get there on time.. Though most people are late to PE so it's fine~

August 6th, 2011, 12:56 PM
I'm late 99% of the time due to me preferring to go to my classes once everyone has gone. I hate crowds of people.

We're given at least 5 minutes to get to classes
That reminds me of my school's bell system.
At the end of each lesson, there's a bell, as well as a second bell which rings 5 minutes after the first one. Students who arrive after the second bell are considered late.

August 6th, 2011, 1:03 PM
I'm never late to class once I'm in the school. It only happens during first period when I've either overslept, taken my time, or got stuck behind the slowest driver on the universe. Not too much of a big deal though! Most teachers I've had mark you in as on time because they can't be bothered.

Shining Raichu
August 6th, 2011, 4:32 PM
First of all, let me congratulate you on your epic Harry Potter reference. You are a cadillac among men.

Now that that's done with lol - I graduated nearly 3 years ago now but I can't remember one time when I was late for class. I was a nerd so the second the bell rang I bolted for the classroom and had my books out on my desk before the teacher got there. I still miss high school sometimes...

August 8th, 2011, 6:46 AM
I'm rarely late since most of my classes gives students extra work if they're late, or they just give them a detention, and I'm not really fond of either.

August 8th, 2011, 9:25 AM
I'm not exactly a model student in terms of attendance, even with a 7-minute passing time (across five floors and a second building). The teachers don't really care if I'm a few minutes late as long as I pass the class. Sadly, the only class I'm not late to is first period, where the teacher is usually tardy instead.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 8th, 2011, 9:46 AM
If I like the class (barely) I would come early but since I can't stand classes (even in college unless if the professor is a jerk) I will come late....I cant stand classes


Mr Cat Dog
August 9th, 2011, 8:13 AM
I was either completely on time for class (98%) or, if I thought I was going to miss a substantial part of it, I just didn't go (2%). Lateness was not an option; punctuality is a blessing and a curse.