I could still remember that I asked this question to my classmates a year ago and they all answered that being late is worse than being absent. 😐
I don't understand them because I believe the opposite; I think being absent is worse.
Being late is generally more frowned upon compared to being absent. A late student can get all the please-tell-me-why-you're-late reprimands from a teacher. Meanwhile, an absent student can save himself from that humiliation and a teacher can simply ask that student about his absence on the day he attends school again.
A tardy student still gets to attend other classes while being absent is a student's failure to physically show up in a class.
What do you guys think?
Most Helpful Guy
Being LATE is worse in school because you attract a lot of attention... walking in late shows that you don't care about the teacher, classmates or the subject at all... If attendance is done at the beginning, you are screwed anyway...
If you decide to skip, well maybe the teacher won't even notice... my teachers were lazy and never even did attendance... so they would just mark everyone there.. but if you walked in late they would notice...
You also now have extra time to study, or do what ever.. come up with an excuse, get a note from your parents for the next day... you are set :)0
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with all you've stated
It does seem to be more frowned upon being late than absent. For e. g my doctors surgery seems to be less irritated if a patient doesn't turn up than if they were late.
I'd rather a person be late than absent. Being late shows you at least made the effort to turn up , and shows you are eager to be there. Being absent makes you appear as though you are disinterested
Being late may make you seem like a bad time keeper , but being absent makes you appear unreliable and indifferent.
I can tolerate a bad time keeper but not an unreliable person.0