Skyrim Vs Veterans Day 2011: Bethesda approves daughter skipping school

We have a very amusing story to share with you now, as it has been revealed that a father has sent a letter in to a school teacher, informing him that his daughter will be unable to attend school and Veteran’s Day 2011 activities because she will be too busy playing Skyrim.

We’re not making this up either, as the teacher has even uploaded the letter in question to Reddit, allowing everyone to see the letter in full – and boy has the father gone into detail.

The letter has been prepared in true Elder Scrolls fashion, right down to the font type, the use of vocabulary and even sealing the letter with wax! The letter explains that while his family will be remembering the fallen heroes in the war (an obvious reference to Veteran’s Day), he goes on to say that he is actually talking about Skyrim, and when the gates of Oblivion opened in the previous game! Just so you know, Veteran’s Day this year takes place on the same day as Skyrim releases – 11.11.11.

We’ve included a full copy of the letter in question below so you can check it out for yourself – it’s pretty amazing stuff. It’s even more refreshing to see that judging by the teacher’s comments on Reddit, he seems to have taken the whole thing in good spirits, without getting into the nitty gritty politics of whether it is right or wrong for a father to pull his daugher out of school for a week.

Bethesda has now acknowledged the letter in question, as they left the following comment on their official Twitter account:

‘The best Skyrim-day excuse we’ve seen yet: (via the teacher that received it on Reddit”

There are some claims that this is the work of Bethesda’s marketing department, but we wouldn’t really care if it is – it is just fantastic whatever way you look at it. Have a read at the letter below in full and give us your thoughts on this. This video game excuse has to be one of the best in history surely? Do you think it is legit?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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