With the exception of names being changed to protect----well, to protect our identities, I am copying the following e-mail word for word. I just received it.
Hi Professor Bella,
I am Contacting you to let you know that I will be missing the first 1 or 2 weeks of class due to the fact that I will be getting surgery the week before, So I thought it was in my interest to let you know this information ahead of time.
I am an Idiot