Falling Meatball Causes College Student to Fail Economics Exam at Home

Falling Meatball Causes College Student to Fail Economics Exam at Home
Ryan General
By Ryan General
July 22, 2020
A college student who suffered a very low score during an exam has a perfectly reasonable excuse why she failed: a meatball from her sandwich fell on her keyboard and abruptly exited her test midway.
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The mid-exam snafu caused a 20-year-old University of Georgia student, Samantha Lee, to get a 39% score on her economics exam and a dilemma on how she would explain the situation to her professor.
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Lee shared the unfortunate incident on Twitter, along with images of her email exchange with her teacher.
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According to Lee, she opted to tell the truth despite the apparent silliness of the circumstances.
In an email to her economics instructor, Professor Lastrapes, Lee detailed what happened and even attached Snapchat screenshots as proof.
“Dear Professor Lastrapes,” she wrote. “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. This said meatball caused some malfunctions with my laptop and caused the test to submit itself.”
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Lee’s email was not at all demanding and simply stated what transpired during the test. She did note, however, that she could have dropped her lowest test score so it won’t affect her overall grade as per the course policy.
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Professor Lastrapes decided to give Lee a chance to take the test one more time. Although, he did give Lee a word of advice in his email response, saying she should not take the test during her dinner.
Lee’s tweet soon went viral and generated a flurry of responses from people who have experienced similar “encounters” and “misfortunes.”
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