If you're able to remember back to being a child, then you might recall there were certain days that you tried to get out of going to school.
However, if you were ever able to come up with an excuse as brilliant as this boy, then you really do deserve a prize.
When he didn't manage to make it onto the school bus, he took a decision to leave his mum a note, and we have to say, it's something to behold.
Read and weep, people, read and weep.
The tweet went viral immediately, with nearly 200K retweets.
Other Twitter users also thought it was hilarious.
And, in case you're interested, she also gave an update.
Nice one, mate. We're taking notes.
HT The Poke