But is it really playing hooky if you make the missed time up?
Regardless, I told my boss I had an appointment this evening and had to leave an hour early (but didn’t take a lunch to make up for it). And I had an appointment all right; an appointment with baseball. The Phils’ home opener started at 4:05 and I couldn’t miss that. (Does leaving early under false pretenses make it count as playing hooky?)
I didn’t get to listen to or watch most of the game (and it turns out that I didn’t really miss much). I’m still glad I did it, though 🙂