There is a guy in my Master's classes, who says hi to me (and to a bunch of other women) and with whom I have occasionally engaged in small talk, mainly commenting on the lectures.
Last week, I missed two consecutive lectures because I was sick. Next time I had class, the moment the guy saw me he instantly was like,
Hey what happened to you? Why didn't you give any of us your phone number? Don't be silly, we could have signed you in.
Apparently, there are a number of women in this program and this guy, who sign each other in when some of them don't want to attend a lecture. No biggie to them.
So ideally when that guy asked me that question, I would like to have said "Duh, because I didn't want to?". The guy had already given me his name and number before I had the chance to respond.
I decided to not think much of it. I would never call the guy anyway. We ended up exchanging numbers. It felt "whatever" at the time.
However, I now have second thoughts about it.
We are only allowed ten absences in this course, and this is why a lot of students sometimes just show up to sign their name and leave. Smart, right? So far none of the lecturers have taken attendance and I have a feeling they don't care. They are getting paid. (Meanwhile, the number of attendees has visibly decreased).
Long story short, I don't want to forge someone's signature, even if it's just their initials. I find it unethical, enabling and so on...
How can I avoid signing for someone else if I'm contacted about it (I clearly messed up by giving the guy my number)?