Excused Absence Network

The online excuse-note service is gaining a national following.

$25 gets you a bunch of templates for excuse notes of every stripe, from doctor's notes to a program from your grandma's funeral. Why anyone would pay for something widely available for free online is beyond us, but they've gotten popular enough that a New Jersey woman was busted using them trying to get out of her traffic court date.

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