The Best Excuse of the Day
Professor David C. Wyld (email@example.com), the author of The Handbook of College Student Excuses, serves as the Merritt Professor of Strategic Management at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He is a management consultant, researcher/writer, publisher, executive educator, and experienced expert witness.
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“One of the strangest excuses I ever heard for not turning in that week's work (after they were a stellar straight-A student all semester, mind you) was that they'd severed their feet - technically their toes, I guess. The strangest part of the excuse was it was for real. They had had to get their feet surgically put back together after a ladder had broken and came down, the rungs mangling their feet at the arches. My poor student had been in the hospital and unconscious the entire week, so hadn't had a chance to even tell me they'd be late. When they finally woke up, the first thing they told their spouse was to contact me to say their work would be late that week. I told them to take two weeks, at least! Their adviser called me to say they had a doctor’s note if I needed it as proof and I said not to worry about it, I believed them."
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