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Re: Skipped School/Work to Play?

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Nope. Never.

I have plenty of days off from school since they had a color coded "track". Kids are grouped into "tracks" of specific colors and every 9 weeks there would be a track that took a week off from school, every track started school at a staggered schedule. Every wednesday and friday were "early out" aka half days for everyone.

This allowed teachers/faculty and students breathing room and time to relax, as well as the kids from getting pent up energy and having the ability to spend some quality time with parents. Also allowed me to go to Disney World, Universal Studios, visit friends and family more often

 

this "track" system is in place in some school districts of Florida and I think in N/S Carolina.

But no.... I would never consider taking a day off from school or work to play a video game.... thats just irresponsible.... this is why you have the weekend for .

The only times I've ever skipped school or work is when I was genuinely sick or had a medical (health or dental) appointment. Or took an actual vacation(when I worked a regular schedule).... Now that I am "job optional".... I don't have to worry about that


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Re: Skipped School/Work to Play?

Apr 6, 2013
Yup. Took the day to play Dead Space 3 on release. No regrets.
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Apr 6, 2013

W1Z4RDRY wrote:

I got this idea from a video I watched on Youtube where the guy told stories of skipping school to play video games. One of his stories was that he skipped class to go play Phantasy Star 2 on the Sega Genesis. To make sure he wouldn't get busted he moved his TV and system into his closet and plugged in headphones which the Genesis had a slot for. Everything was going great until his sister came home and busted him. LOL

 

Have you skipped work or school to play a game?

 

I have. Infact I was notorious for doing it in the 8th and 9th grades. Fallout 2 on PC was a big reason and whatever I was playing on PSone at the time.

 

Dragon Warrior 7 was another game that I chose over school. At the time it was a 5 minute walk to high school so it was easy to go home and play. I would round up 2 friends and they'd smoke up while I grinded my classes or gambled in the casino. Sometimes we'd skip to go play Street Fighter Alpha 3.


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Is the video you watched was if from the Youtube name of the Happy Gamer or something along those lines?

Yes, Happy Console Gamer. He's also a Canadian and his channel is really good.

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Apr 6, 2013

HorrorGod wrote:

gR3yGh051 wrote:

Nope. Never.

I have plenty of days off from school since they had a color coded "track". Kids are grouped into "tracks" of specific colors and every 9 weeks there would be a track that took a week off from school, every track started school at a staggered schedule. Every wednesday and friday were "early out" aka half days for everyone.

This allowed teachers/faculty and students breathing room and time to relax, as well as the kids from getting pent up energy and having the ability to spend some quality time with parents. Also allowed me to go to Disney World, Universal Studios, visit friends and family more often

 

this "track" system is in place in some school districts of Florida and I think in N/S Carolina.

But no.... I would never consider taking a day off from school or work to play a video game.... thats just irresponsible.... this is why you have the weekend for .

The only times I've ever skipped school or work is when I was genuinely sick or had a medical (health or dental) appointment. Or took an actual vacation(when I worked a regular schedule).... Now that I am "job optional".... I don't have to worry about that


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Re: Skipped School/Work to Play?

Apr 6, 2013
I did for Uncharted 3 but normally I'd just go to class and pick up my game afterwards since my GameStop doesn't open until 10
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Re: Skipped School/Work to Play?

Apr 7, 2013

Nope, never. I have never wanted to play video games that bad....

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Apr 7, 2013
This year only.
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Apr 7, 2013

Couldn't afford to miss school. 0's hurts.


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Hell no, def not work. Video games are great and all, but their nothing to miss school or work about, I think its kind of ridiculous to do something like that. School and work will determine your future, not video games. The video games can wait, their not going anywhere. Smiley Wink
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