Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yes, I am Giving an Exam Tomorrow

A student emails me the following:
I'm sorry this is so late notice, but I went away on Easter break and I left my keys in my bag and they lost my bag, so I'm stuck in [a city about a two-hour drive away]. I've really tried everything I could to try to get back to [the city where the university is] (I'm actually on a stranger's computer in the airport right now trying to find flights to [the city where the university is]) and I'm not old enough to rent a car and none of my friends are willing to come pick me up. So by the looks of it I don't think I'm going to be able to make it back for the test. I'm not sure when I'll be able to get back, but I'll email you the second I know so hopefully we can reschedule the test. Just let me know if it's even possible to make up the test. I'm so sorry!
Even though portions of this story make no sense at all, I figure that I'll grant a make-up, as we have reached the point in the semester where one's grades in math class tend to reflect how much math one has learned. Even with an extra day or so (and with the counsel of one's friends who already took the exam), the semester grade will still work out exactly as it should.