Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Good thing I get up early...

Student e-mail -- 2:15 am...

Dear Proffie, my friend died and her funeral is inconveniently during your class. I can take the quiz on Wednesday, or any other time than 111:0-1:00.

My reply -- at 5:40 AM

Dear slacker (she's a second-chancer whose attendance hasn't been good this time around), you may come at 7:45 or 2:15 to take the quiz with another section. I don't do make-ups for quizzes.

ha --- she thought I wouldn't check e-mail until it was too late for the 7:45 option... we'll see if she checks her e-mail... or, if her mailbox is full.

3 comments:

BarbS said...

Who finds out at 2 in the morning when a funeral has been scheduled? And funerals are usually not scheduled until two or more days after a death, so it can't have been that she didn't email you because she had just learned of the death! This is one of those cases that I find insulting, that the student thinks profs are so dumb that we believe this kind of crap!

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

A young girl from a neighboring town did die over the weekend... and my tutor told me the funeral was at 11:00... plus another student came in about 12:10 saying she'd been at the funeral.

Slacker is surely guilty of being a ditz and not planning ahead, but she isn't lying... this time.

Minnesota Matron said...

Hey friend! Stryker is indeed participating in the debate on Thursday. He's all psyched that a MAN related to my blog in some way will be there :-)