Conversation with a Student
“I couldn’t come to class because my car was possessed.” Gone are the days of telling the teacher, “My dog ate my homework.” Students are creating increasingly creative excuses—many of which boggle the mind of any sane, logical person.
Conversation with a Student chronicles such interactions between today’s students and a college professor. Some of the conversations are humorous, some are outrageous, and some border on the frightening side of life.
Conversation with a student:
Professor: “You have until Friday night at 11:59 p.m. to submit your assignment online.”
Student: “But I have plans Friday night.”
Professor: “Today is Monday. You have all week to complete the assignment. You don’t have to wait until Friday night to submit it.”
Student: “But, I made the plans for Friday night before you gave me this assignment!”
Professor: “I understand. Submit it Thursday instead.”
Student: “But, I have plans on Thursday night as well.”
Professor: ” . . . “