Do you like playing truant, but nervous about getting caught? The Excused Absence Network has got your pick. For about $25, students and employees can buy excuse notes that appear to come from doctors or hospitals. Other options include a fake jury summons or an authentic-looking funeral service programme complete with comforting poems and list of pallbears. Just log on to www.myexcusedabsence.com you can take your pick.
“Millions of Americans work dead-end jobs, and sometimes and they just need a day off” said John Liddell co-founder of the Internet based company Vision Matters, which sells the notes as part of its Excused Absence Network. “People are going to lie anyway. How many people go visit their doctor every day when they are not sick because they just need a note?” The company’s customers receive templates so they can print the notes after typing the name and address of the local doctor or emergency room.