Girl forges school 'brake' letter

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Reddit users confessed to their own childhood attempts at forgery after reading Cara's note. Photo / iStock
Reddit users confessed to their own childhood attempts at forgery after reading Cara's note. Photo / iStock

A young girl adamant the holidays shouldn't be over just yet penned an amusing letter to her parents hoping to convince them that school won't be starting for another week.

The letter, written by "Cara G." and posted on social media site Reddit by her mother, was reportedly "from the school" and had been "found in the letter box".

Written in two colours, black for the information and blue for Cara's signature, the letter was also stamped with a pink princess stamp and included a green arrow highlighting where to sign.

"My daughter got the mail today (it's Sunday), apparently they have another week off school," Cara's mum wrote on Reddit after receiving the "official" letter which read: "The school compnay is taking a brake so the kids will get one more week of school off and we will need your child to sign their name here [sic]."

Cara's mother shared her daughter's note on Reddit. Photo / Reddit
Cara's mother shared her daughter's note on Reddit. Photo / Reddit

Over 500 Reddit users have weighed in on the authenticity of the note.

"The stamp really makes it legit. No stamp, I would have thought it was fake. One more week for sure," one wrote.

"Like every layperson just has authoritative stamps lying around. Has to be legit," another agreed.

Others confessed to their own childhood attempts at forgery.

"I did something similar as a young kid, and thought I was so clever. I signed my teachers name at the bottom and everything," one man said.

"My mom read the letter, then asked me if I would do her a quick favour. She asked me to go grab the dictionary and look up the definition of "forgery". I'd never felt so defeated in my life."

One mother who came across the post admitted she took an extra day off with her son after he presented her with a similar letter.

"I took the extra holiday (only 1 day not a whole week) to take him to the doctor to get his updated immunisations done," she said.

"He got to spend 4 hours sitting in the waiting room, got his shots, and then got home right as the unfortunate kids that weren't granted a holiday were getting off the school bus. He learned his lesson."

- nzherald.co.nz

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