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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!