This afternoon, I received a request from a student hoping to add one of my courses. The Subject Line was Advanced Hamstology, but in the email itself, Mr/s Unnamed Student asked to add my 8am Woven Textiles class. I do not teach in the Basketweaving department -- not even close. Nor do I teach at 8am. Being of the curious sort, I checked, and discovered that Mr/s Student is a second year Basketweaving major, with no courses in Hamsterology, but with a cumulative GPA that is, shall we say, less than stellar.
I tried to be polite in my reply. I am not sure that I succeeded.
Clara From Cleveland