Try Putting That Excuse On Paper

, , , , , | Learning | June 17, 2017

(I’m sitting in Spanish class when I overhear this conversation:)

Teacher: “You had the whole weekend to work on this paper. Why didn’t you do it?”

Student: “I couldn’t send emails!”

(It was a paper assignment.)

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  • Cathrope

    Lame excuse.

  • Michael Bugg

    “The internet ate my homework!”

  • Kumajiro

    I could see that being valid in some circumstances. As in, the teacher told the class at the beginning to email them with any questions about the homework, and the student did their best to work on it but hit a wall in something that only the teacher could answer (ie interpretating the instructions that could have multiple possibilities.) Then not being able to email (not having access to the internet/the library was too far away to walk and there isn’t adequate transportation systems there/they could get to the library but the computer was being repaired) could cause someone who would otherwise be willing to do the paper, not be able to.

    • Laren Dowling

      Then you do as much of the assignment as you can, and come in before school, or at least before class, to ask your question. That should give you at least a few minutes to work on it.

    • Scott O

      Then choose one of the interpretations, and do it.
      If it’s wrong, then you may explain that you couldn’t contact them.
      If you do nothing, it’s always wrong.

  • Loren Pechtel

    I other words, he couldn’t e-mail someone for help doing it.

  • Kitty

    Teacher does a facepalm that can be heard around the world.

  • Michael Bugg

    “My internet ate my homework!”

  • Bethany Lieflijk

    “The assignment made no sense.”

    …In all seriousness, I had a uni assignment I struggled with where I couldn’t email my lecturer (he’s he only person I can name from memory whom I can’t email) and my tutor shattered any potential trust I might be able to place in him. I turned to my mother and aunt, who happened to have teaching experience, but…