I don't know; maybe it's this new generation or the Taiwan culture, but whatever happened to coming to school on time or simple cutting and accepting your fate as a truant?
Nowadays the parents call in and say things like "my child needs a rest today." How is that an excuse? Now because your kid is "sleeping in" or "coming later," I have to take my precious time to e-mail your kid their homework and hope they complete it on time?
I'm required to accept late homework and "show grace?"
At least that's how I'd feel if those kids were in my class. Thank goodness for later classes and relatively on-time/non-class-missing 7th and 8th graders.
(btw: actual date: 10/26/09 at 10:13am. time difference)