Teacher: "Why didn't you do your homework today?"
Me: "My grandma died."
Teacher: "I thought your grandma died last week.."
Me: "That was my paternal grandma. This one was maternal. D-uh!"
Teacher: Death of two grandparents in a single week. You must be overcome with grief.
(I wipe the smirk off my face and put on the sad puppy-dog expression.)
Mom: Why didn't you dry the dishes?
Me: I thought Sana(my sister) was doing it!
Mom: She has exams this week. Besides, she does a lot more work around here than you.
Me: What?? No way! I threw out the garbage just last week. Really, it's starting to feel like I do everything around here!