"What happened with our class today? The classroom was empty and there were no cancellations."
It took all of my strength of will not to write back,
The calendar clearly indicates that this week is dedicated to face-to-face conferences for the third essay. The note on the classroom whiteboard even says where these conferences take place, as did the sign-up sheet with the available conference times, which has your name written next to the 1:30pm slot for today. If you hadn't been absent most of the last two weeks, you might have caught one of the many reminders I gave in class about the upcoming conferences and the importance of having a decent rough draft so that I can help you pass this class with the minimum "C".
I would like fries. And a medium chocolate shake.
Sincerely,Your Prof who hasn't got time for this shitBut I didn't. I sent a politely-worded reply that reminded him of the circumstances mentioned above.
Then I came home and made a stiff drink.