Things have sure changed since I was in high school. And no, I'm not going to write about how I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways. With barbed wire wrapped around my feet for traction. What I am going to write about is this new fangled idea known as the "attendance policy" which is a nice way of saying "it's a whole heck of a lot harder to skip school nowadays." How sad. Some of my best memories of high school occurred whilst skipping school, or as we call it in Utah - sluffing.
Whether it was riding bikes along the park trail, singing along to John Denver records at my friend's house (that makes me sound older than I actually am), driving up the canyon to play in the lake, or rollerblading to the nearby church parking lot and making up actions to You're a Grand Old Flag (I know, I'm your regular wild child) sluffing usually meant good times. Good, good times.
Sorry high schoolers. Not only do you have a bad economy to look forward to, no social security in your golden years, and an ever increasing moral decay in society, it looks like you won't ever be able to skip gym. Ever.