Monday, June 09, 2008

Open letter to a student

Dear Student,

Turning up to your (early) exam with a box of chocolates for the lecturer, and then complimenting her on her outfit is just a little too obvious.

I appreciate your effort, but you need to work on subtlety.

I'll enjoy the chocolates, though.

Love and low grades,


Weekend_Viking said...


I never got chocolates from any of my students. Must be why I left academia. At least mining companies give me free beer relatively often.

Seeking Solace said...

Just a little.

I did have one of my students bring his new puppy to class becuase he know how much I love puppies.

StyleyGeek said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with that, Seeking Solace. It's if he did it on the day of the exam that you might be suspicious :)

liz said...

I would NEVER bring food to class on exam day. Everybody knows that food should be brought the class preceding the exam, so that the professor has time to make up a nice easy extra credit question just for the person who brought the donuts.

And always bring enough for the whole class so that it doesn't look so kiss-ass.

Sarah said...

Wow. That's an approach really lacking in subtlety. And they obviously thought you were cheap (unless it was a reaaaaally big box).