One of the things that my sister often nagged me is how I let my sons skip school. They skipped school for weeks sometimes when we travelled. They skipped school when I was too lazy to wake up in the morning to sheperd them to school. They skipped school for no reason at all.
What my sister doesn’t realised is I got this ponteng sekolah bug since small. I am the youngest and my two older sisters were 14 years and 10 years older than me. Therefore, when they were dating with my future bro-in-laws, they would take me to the BILs hometown in Sitiawan and Ipoh, respectively. Hence, I got to be the chaperone and skipped school at the same time. *sigh* Yet, this sis of mine would be the one that goes ‘Aiyoh….you let your kids skipped school? How to catch up? Exam time lose out lor.”
One of the most memorable quote from my late father, through my mother is “You are not going to be any smarter by going to school one more day.” (Translated as : Ponteng all you want, you can’t get any dumber.)
Hence, ponteng sekolah to me is as common as breathing or sh*tting.
But there is a price to pay. I am gonna be grilled by the class teacher when I attend the school Open Day. Open Day is when the parents go to meet the teachers. I have plenty to gripe about Open Day. My palms are all clammy now because it is this Saturday. Maybe I will ponteng Open Day too.
Don’t you just love to ponteng, play truant, AWOL, MIA, skip class, pretend to be sick and get fake MC? It makes life so much more fun, isn’t it?