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Have you ever pretended to be sick to get out of something? 

53%
1,157 deviants said Yeah, sometimes.
20%
430 deviants said Just the one time.
11%
235 deviants said Yes, all the time!
10%
214 deviants said Never
7%
159 deviants said Not yet

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:iconiridescentcatalyst:
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Nah.
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:iconimanindianoutlaw:
imanindianoutlaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
All the time .
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:iconheretic-sage:
Heretic-Sage Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I used to do it all the time. I may have been really good at school, but it was boring as all get up, so I used up all of my sick days every semester. (luckily, I very rarely actually get sick, and on top of that, I'm the kind of guy that will still go to school or work if I'm sick.) Never anything specific though, just didn't want to go to school, would rather sleep.
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Gildor-Surion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I did it once... although what I did it for I can't seem to remember.....
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:iconfiorii:
Fiorii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Having a male sports teacher in an all girls school was great when you wanted to get out of swimming 8)
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:iconholhander:
Holhander Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I MAY have...keyword "MAY" have pretended to be sick to get out of doing a test for a week...maybe...just once...maybe... >.>
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:iconvutava:
Vutava Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yeah, being pathologically incapable of lying kind of makes this impossible.
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I MAY have filled in some extra shit when I filled in that paper for having to join the army and shit ^^
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:iconxelmon:
Xelmon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I'm sure I've done it once or twice, I simply don't rem-...

It came back, just this second! Yeah, mom had me excused from school right around the time we were moving to the US, last legs of school back in Hungary. I was a bit shaken up at that time, so she said that it was cool.

Beyond that, no. Always had a good reason to miss stuff.
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
The vast majority of the time I won't, but to get out of a speech day (award ceremony thing) in secondary school I once made myself throw up. Like I said, normally I wouldn't, but THEY WERE SO DAMN BORING.
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TheCynicalFlowerGirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Once I pretended to be on the verge of cardiac arrest to get out of going to a boyfriend's family Christmas party. He was so super cereal about us and it was just high school and I just didn't want anything to do with it. >.<
ended horribly, but you know... I was 15... too much pressure.

Another time I faked sick because they had put me with a horrible human being for a work partner who belittled me all day long to the point of panic attacks. I told the boss about her and she said she couldn't put anyone else with her. So I stayed out a day and by the next day, everyone knew what I was talking about. Best strategic call out of my life.
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:iconchocolatesun:
ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Honestly, no. I'm one of those people that go for perfect attendance records for whatever reason.
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:icondekomaru:
Dekomaru Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
School.
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:iconebontopaz:
EbonTopaz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sometimes use my stomach as an excuse to get out of doing something.

It still works on people who don't know yet that I do longer have a stomach.
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Once. One day. Other than that...never.
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:iconblackknighttgs:
BlackKnightTGS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Pretended to be sick? Nope. Pretended to be busy/away? Yeah, sometimes...
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:iconbillytheshark:
BillyTheShark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Humm... Lying just doesn't sit well with me. I'd rather tell the truth or say nothing at all.
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:iconelectric-inferno:
Electric-Inferno Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Hold on Veggie, my stomach doesn't feel good, I might need to get back to you on this one...
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:iconanangryhamster:
anangryhamster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
More often than I care to admit.
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:iconragnarok222:
Ragnarok222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I TRIED once. At my school if you wanted to get out of something you did the cinnamon challenge, except we didn't know it was the cinnamon challenge, just a way to make yourself throw up. I think I'm the only person to succeed at the cinnamon challenge, even though I wanted to fail.
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:iconmeztere:
Meztere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
That's just fate slapping you across the face, right there...
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:iconcjstart2:
cjstart2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I can't get out of it. When I was little I ran into a hanging saw (don't ask, I have no idea how it happened) and ever since then when I'm really sick, the scar is extremely visible. I can't get out of anything unless I'm really sick.
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:iconraineartz:
RaineArtz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Back when I was in Primary school, my Mum would tell me I was sick just so she could have an extra lie in (this was when I was like 5ish and I had just had a cold, so I gained a few sick days)
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did it a whole bunch when I was younger, and it was hard to tell if I was really sick or not because I often really was sick. :\
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:iconpegasister7:
Pegasister7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel bad for saying it, but yes. I usually do it when there's a crap load of stress for me at my school...
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:iconanimaladdict31:
AnimalAddict31 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to all the time when I was little. It never worked on my mom, but it would work on my teachers in school. All I had to do was pull out my best sick face and tell them my tummy felt weird. I almost always got immediately sent to the nurse, who I then told my stomach hurt and that I didn't eat breakfast. Then the nurse would give me a cookie and a juice pouch. I did that about once a week for two years. Almost every time it worked. I think my teacher and that nurse either thought it was cute, or they were pretty stupid. I mean, really? I did so many times, you'd think they'd suspect I was pretending so I could get a cookie and a juice pouch...
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PantaroParatroopa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not once. In fact, the one time I was accused of faking it, I really did have strep throat.
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:iconultimaterogue:
UltimateRogue Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The one time I did in 5th grade was the dumbest thing I ever did.

My dad's truck wasn't working and my mom used hers to go to work. I didn't feel like going to school that day for some reason. But, my dad had me walk with him and my little sister so she can go to school (which was about 2 miles from our house).

Walking 4 miles is too much for a lazy and "sick" 10 year old. :XD:
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ButterflyColour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehhh sometimes for school.. When I'm just upset and want a day off from any and all drama I will.
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:iconzerolink:
ZeroLink Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I very rarely do it, and I have to feel really down to do it... but interestingly, every time I do it, I end up being actually sick, no matter what I said I had, I end up sick for real XD
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MartyMurray Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only if I'm actually having a problem. Whenever I get depressed I try to act sick, but my mom makes me go to school(if it was something else I could stay home) because the "only way to feel better is to do something else" in her mind.
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:iconbubblegumsalguero:
BubbleGumSalguero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, I pretend to be sick to get out of school. :)
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SilverOrcaaKitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I've been trying to get sick for 4 WEEKS NOW SO I WON'T HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL but still no luck and I can't fake being sick D:
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:iconleonardo-ratis:
Leonardo-Ratis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
yes. :giggle:
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:iconxasthurr:
Xasthurr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know how to breathe...
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:iconxasthurr:
Xasthurr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Terrible liar? Bang your head on a wall until you lose consciousness... it works every time.
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:icondshou:
DShou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a terrible actor

Plus, for the one thing I wish I could leave sometimes, there's no benefits to pulling off a sick leave from college t(hey)dgaf and just fail you for what you miss
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AnthroLoverJay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There have been a couple of times where I really sick, but at the same time I wasn't feeling 100%, so I acted a bit sicker than I was. I don't think I've ever been fully well, and pretended to be sick.
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Shudderbrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, occasionally ... but there always WAS something genuinely wrong whenever I did so. The only thing I lied about was the real problem, which I would keep to myself for personal reasons, depending on the situation.

For example, claiming a severe cold or stomach bug when I was really having an emotional episode which I would prefer not become a subject of conversation among my friends, family or coworkers. People are less likely to attempt to pry details about my absence out of me if I claim Diarrhea or Vomiting to be the reason.

Sometimes you would just prefer not be challenged to justify your reasons. There are some things that certain others don't really need to know. Illness is a convenient cover for inconvenient truths.
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:iconzombiemonkey7:
ZombieMonkey7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Never and not yet 9% and 6% *shitty eyed glare* bullshit
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:iconeramthgin-1027501:
eramthgin-1027501 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Sometimes, mostly school.
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:iconlola-ferricks:
Lola-Ferricks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is confidential information. :lol:
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:iconinvaderzaff:
InvaderZaff Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
My mother would never believe me, I hardly ever get sick XD
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:iconsunnyfeathers:
SunnyFeathers Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Twice, in school. Once to avoid running the mile 'cause I have health problems. ._. Though on one of those occasions, I really did get sick the next day...
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SnowyZo3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was still in elementary school, I was afraid of loud noises, so around times we were going to have fire drills, I faked it. Unfortunately, I had to put a stop to it when my mom took me in for a blood test to find out why this kept happening to me.
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ChromeMasquerade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I hate being sick. I'm worried I'm going to have homework and no fun at all! And besides, I set a goal for myself that I will survive this winter without a flu shot. The finish line is just around the corner, as long as the groundhog doesn't see its shadow!
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NaturallyHaruhi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Not "sometimes"...VERY RARELY.
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:iconthederpcannon:
TheDerpCannon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It worked like a charm all the way from 1st grade to Senior Year :iconrdglassesplz:
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:iconsnowedearth:
SnowedEarth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Story of my life. :meow:
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:iconnotacrapwasgiven:
NotACrapWasGiven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
i did it once but then i felt guilty and started crying
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