|Juggling is easy|
when you don't
give a shit!
Hangdog Harry: "Yo, doc, I won't be able to come to the exam on time because I have an appointment to clean my teeth. Can you just have it proctored for me by the learning center?"
Prof Chiltepin: "No. The exam time has been a matter of public record since before the class started, and you can make a dental appointment for any time you like. If you are not there, you will receive a zero for the exam, which is worth 30% of your grade."
Hangdog Harry: "Oh, okay, no problem. I'll just reschedule the appointment."
Lazy Lucy: "I didn't know we had a paper due! Can I have an extension."
Prof Chiltepin: "No. The paper is due today at noon, at which point the course ends."
Lazy Lucy: "Oh. Okay. I'll have it done."
It's just amazing how quickly insurmountable problems and incredible inconveniences melt away when you just say that magical little word . . . no.