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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:39:43 -0400
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Along the same lines: Ashley's Lament. "When class is over, [it ended at
1 p.m.] I go home and get ready for work. I have to be at work by 3, and
I work until 9:30 or 10. When I get home, I'm too wired to study, so I
watch tv until 2 or 3 in the morning to relax. I miss class sometimes
because by the time I wake up I have to go straight to work. What am I
gonna do?"

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ron Owens
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:54 AM
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Subject: Re: Attendance in English 101J

One more my favorite excuse?  This was given before they missed the  
class.  It was the very first meeting of a Photo class in the college  
evening session, and four police officers, in uniform with guns and  
who were there with free tuition, approached me and said, "We're on  
duty and our chief said to get our assignment and leave."
-- Ron

On Sep 28, 2010, at 9:47 PM, Michael MacBride wrote:

> At the risk of beating a dead horse... here's my favorite excuse I've
> ever been given:
> "I was coming, but I went to the bathroom in my pants."
> No subject, no further explanation offered.  (And, none required,
> requested, etc.)
> Michael
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM, John Davis <[log in to unmask]>  
> wrote:
>> As of today (9/28/10), you have--with three consecutive absences-- 
>> exceede=
> d
>> the maximum number (four, excused and unexcused, in TTh clsseas)  
>> permitte=
> d
>> in English courses, specifically English 101J, and, therefore, have  
>> faile=
> d
>> the course because of excessive absences (5). =A0If you wish to  
>> appeal th=
> e
>> attendance policy, you should immediately contact Dr. Ken Wolfskill,
>> Division Head, and present your reasons to be reinasted to the  
>> course.
>> Official excuses for absences are to be obtained from Lloyd Lee
>> Wilson, University Registrar. =A0If Dr. Wolfskill rejects your  
>> appeal, yo=
> u may
>> further appeal to Dr. Larry Frazier, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and  
>> beyon=
> d
>> him to Dr. Danny Moore, Provost.
>> --
>> John H. Davis, Ph.D.
>> Professor of English
>> Department of Language and Literature
>> Chowan University
>> Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855