A student begged her teacher for a chance to retake her online exam, claiming that a falling meatball made her logout, but she was too hungry to quit eating while doing the test…
College student Samantha Lee, 20, was taking a test in Economics class and enjoying her food when the bizarre incident happened. Considering that she is at home while taking the test, it is not really so surprising that she is able to have some snacks while taking the online test.
After the results of the test came in, Samantha was rather shocked that she only received a score of 39%. It is a failing mark, of course.
Hoping that her professor would be more understanding of her plight if she ‘confessed’ what happened, Samantha hurriedly sent him an email. She begged the teacher to let her retake the online exam, claiming it was the falling meatball from the sandwich she was eating that made her accidentally log out from the test.
“I had some technical difficulties and outside distractions during the test today. Something hit my computer and caused it to submit the test when I had less than half of the questions answered. By something, I mean a meatball that had tragically fallen onto my keyboard as I was taking the exam,” the junior at the University of Georgia wrote.
“This said meatball caused some malfunctions with my laptop and caused the test to submit itself. I completely understand that a falling meatball is no excuse for the failing grade on this exam, but is there any possibility of retaking this test?”
The professor quickly saw through her excuse but decided to give her another chance as this is one of the most creative excuses he has ever heard from a student.
“Samantha, well, this is certainly a new and unusual excuse for a low score! But for that reason it seems unlikely you’ve made this up,” the teacher replied.
“I’ve extended your deadline for the module 6 test until midnight tonight. I would recommend you take the test either before or after dinner.”
It was a good thing that the teacher is quite understanding! Samantha was able to take the test again. But netizens weren’t so supportive of her meatball excuse after she posted an update that she was able to take the test and got ‘slightly better’ results…