College Girl Emails Teacher Saying She Can’t Finish Paper Because Her Boyfriend Dumped Her, Prof Responds

I know I’m not the only one who has spent more time thinking of an excuse to turn in a paper late than it would have taken me to actually do the fucking thing. I used to send an email to the professor saying “Please find the attached paper” and then just not attach anything. This would usually buy me a day or two before the prof was like “uh, where’s the paper?” and then I’d do the whole “silly me, forgot to attach lol! Here it is!” You can have that one. Works 100% of the time 60 % of the time.

But there’s more than one way to skin a cat and every now and then, honesty may be the best policy (I know, mom was right for once.) And that was certainly the case for Rachel Harriman, a 19-year-old student at Ohio State University who used the pity card to buy some more time on her assignment.

As much as I want to shit on this girl, when I broke up with my ex girlfriend in college, I listed to Death Cab for Cutie’s Follow You Into The Dark on repeat for three straight days. A broken heart is full-time job. Ain’t no damn time for petty synopses when you’re tormenting yourself over whether you’ll ever love again.

Rachel’s teacher sympathized with her situation.



People who have felt the sting of a broken heart have come to Rachel’s defense.

P.S. If you’re thinking of using my tactic of sending an email without an attachment, sending a picture of Nic Cage “by mistake” also works too.

[h/t Buzzfeed]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.