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.”
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.
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.”
I once emailed a professor about having an 89.4 average and asking if he could change my score by a tenth of a point because it was so teasingly close to a 90.
once emailed a professor a pic of a drawbridge on the way to school that malfunctioned & got stuck in the up position with the caption “this stupid fucking bridge is stuck so I’m sitting here like a jackass” & my prof just responded “lol me too what kinda car you in?”
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