Prof. Hyde: Welcome to "Can you guess the punchline?". My esteemed colleague will set the scene.
Dr. Jeykyll: An assignment was recently due at noon. To make sure the students did not have to learn the difference between 12:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., this time was listed as "noon" on the syllabus. It was announced as "noon" in class. Our beloved LMS, BlackHoleBoard, even displays "noon" rather than 12:00 p.m.
Prof. Hyde: At 1:30 p.m. on the day the assignment was due, we received an e-mail from a student in the class. CAN YOU GUESS THE PUNCHLINE? We'll leave a few blank lines for you to consider your answer.
***Whistle "Jeopardy" theme music to yourself***
Prof. Hyde: Well of course all of you answered correctly. Here is the message.
Dr. Jekyll and Prof. Hyde: I thought noon meant midnight, so I didn't
do my homework for today, I thought I had all afternoon to do it. What can I do?
Prof. Hyde: No, a better question is "what can I do?" As for that, I think I shall retire to my lab for a special draught.
Dr. Jekyll: And I shall retire to my sitting room for my own special draught, recently sent to me by Bubba.