Dad Takes Son On Holiday, Has Brilliant Response When School Asks Why He's Absent
Few of us have dads cool, rich or irresponsible enough to just whisk us away for a holiday in Dubai - despite the fact we're supposed to be in school or work.
Simon Morgan, from Penarth, South Wales, decided to take his son James out of school for a last-minute two day break to the ultramodern city.
When the school text asking why James hadn't showed up for school, Simon replied with a picture of the 15-year-old outside of the Burj Al'arab luxury hotel.
He said, in a very Richard Keys way, that it was just "light-hearted banter".
Simon told The Mirror: "We only found out about the holiday the day before as it was through the travel agency that we run, so we genuinely didn't have time to plan.
"I know I should have told the school beforehand but if you ask on things like this unfortunately they often say they don't approve of it, so I took a gamble. They didn't reply to the text so I think it paid off.
"James is doing very well, is on target for excellent GCSE results and misses very few days so I knew it was not going to negatively affect his work.
"When I got the message I decided to send the picture because I think a picture tells a thousand words. I think from the photo it was then quite apparent where he was.
"It was light-hearted banter, though admittedly it's not the first time I have done it. James obviously thought it was fantastic and all of his friends loved it too."
This isn't the first time Simon has pulled off a stunt like this. He has a reputation of being the 'coolest dad at school' for his antics.
The 43-year-old has previously blamed hippos for his son being late and once told the school that James didn't want to 'shit his pants' in class when he was off ill.
When James was absent in 2015, he also sent a truly outstanding text to the school:
"Oh dear god... We took James out last night to celebrate the end of his GCSE exams. We had a couple of cocktails...
"Not sure what happened next but I've woken up in a hotel room with a six foot plastic flamingo in my bed and what looks like Mike Tyson's tiger in the corner of the room.
"I think we may be in Las Vegas? I've no idea where James is. Will check the roof."
Stanwell School declined to comment, but let's hope they took it well.
Words by Liam Bond