2. “I can’t make it to class because I’m waiting on the plumber.”
Hey, we’ve all been there. There is an emergency that takes priority over whatever it is you are supposed to be doing. But here’s the thing…we don’t care. It doesn’t matter why you aren’t in class, it matters that you didn’t participate. We’re not unfeeling jerks who hate you, we just can’t give you credit for a thing you didn’t do. It’s the same reason no one ever says “Katie Holmes was great in Buffy.” Why? Because she had to wait for the plumber and couldn’t take the role.