Student does not pass online test after MEATBALL falls on the keyboard and submits the exam too early
A University of Georgia student has proven that there are far more bizarre excuses for missing work or poor grades than ‘my dog ate my homework’ – but just because something seems weird doesn’t mean it’s not .
Sam Lee, a 20-year-old junior at the school, recently passed an online test because – she says – a meatball fell from her sandwich and onto her computer keyboard, causing her to opt out of the exam.
Fortunately, Sam’s professor was sympathetic and allowed her to retake the test, thanks in part to Sam’s thorough documentation of her sandwich snafu.
Oops! Sam Lee, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Georgia, failed her test after a meatball from her sandwich fell on her computer keyboard
Oh no! The meatball submitted the test as completed, although it was not, and she was unsuccessful
Have pity! The panicked student spent six hours composing an email to her econ professor, Dr. William D. Lastrapes, to explain the situation
Sam took a test of her economics course this month while eating a meatball sub, but before she finished answering the questions, one of the meatballs fell out of the sandwich, hit the keyboard, and left the test.
That gave her an unsatisfactory score of 39.17.
Unwilling to ruin her GPA during a slipping snack, she emailed her professor, Dr. William D. Lastrapes, to explain the situation.
“Dear Professor Lastrapes,” she addressed the email, a screenshot she posted on Twitter. “During today’s test, I had some technical issues and outside distractions.”
She continued, “Something hit my computer and caused the test when I answered less than half of the questions. By something I mean a meatball that had tragically fallen on my keyboard when I took the exam.
This said that meatball caused some glitches to my laptop and caused the test to perform itself.
“Something hit my computer and caused the test to be submitted when I answered less than half of the questions. By something I mean a meatball that had tragically fallen on my keyboard when I took the exam, ‘she wrote
Viral: Sam shared the story on Twitter on July 15 and wrote, “Remember with high school teachers [in high school] would be like “your college professors don’t tolerate this kind of behavior?”
“Although I have not yet understood how this sequence of events even happened … I have given you some primary evidence of the event.
“I know you’re dropping the lowest module test grade, but I just wanted to let you know that this grade was an accident and I worked really hard with the course materials.
“I fully understand that a falling meatball is no excuse for the fail on this exam, but is there a possibility to retake this test?” she asked.
Sam also added a snapchat screenshot of himself using the sandwich as proof.
Luckily for Sam, Professor Lastrapes was understanding and wrote back to let her know she could retake the test.
Relief! Luckily for Sam, Professor Lastrapes was understanding and wrote back to let her know she could retake the test
“Well, this is certainly a new and unusual excuse for a low score! But for that reason it seems unlikely that you made this up, “he wrote. “I extended your deadline for the module 6 test until midnight tonight … you should be able to go back to the test to finish it.
“I would recommend that you take the test before or after dinner,” he added.
Tickled by the unusual set of events, Sam shared the story on Twitter on July 15, writing, ‘Think high school teachers [in high school] would be like “your college professors don’t tolerate this kind of behavior?”
To talk with BuzzFeed, she admitted that she spent six hours working on her professor’s email and “was thrilled with his response.”