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Student begs to retake exam after meatball falls onto keyboard and logs her out

Student begs to retake exam after meatball falls onto keyboard and logs her out

We really have heard it all now, haven't we?

I think we can all appreciate as a collective that taking our exams was the worst of times, and while pretty crap to partake in, you wouldn’t want to accidentally mess up.

Sadly, for one woman, that’s exactly what one woman ended up doing.

Now, it’s not a mess up in the way you may think - it’s a literal mess.

A meatball mess if you will.

If you ever wondered whether you should eat meatballs in the middle of taking a test, here's why it's a bad idea. Twitter/Sam Lee
If you ever wondered whether you should eat meatballs in the middle of taking a test, here's why it's a bad idea. Twitter/Sam Lee

Not to toot my own horn, but I once aced a uni exam with 5 minutes of flashcards 10 minutes before it started.

But even I couldn’t have prepared for what this woman went through.

One unfortunate woman’s test ended early after she accidentally dropped a meatball onto her keyboard and logged her out before she had finished.

It sounds like the worst excuse in history right up there with 'my dog ate my homework', but it's absolutely true. Her meatball fell and logged her out of the exam.

The unlucky lady was Sam Lee, who was at the University of Georgia when she got a failing grade of 39 per cent on one of her tests.

Deciding even though the truth was farfetched, honesty was indeed the best policy.

The unfortunate student failed a test after a meatball fell onto her keyboard. Twitter/Sam Lee
The unfortunate student failed a test after a meatball fell onto her keyboard. Twitter/Sam Lee

So, she wrote to her professor explaining exactly what had happened and why she should be allowed to retake the test.

She wrote: "I had some technical difficulties and outside distractions during the test today.

"Something hit my computer and caused it to submit the test when I had less than half of the questions answered. By something, I mean a meatball that had tragically fallen onto my keyboard as I was taking the exam.

"This said meatball caused some malfunctions with my laptop and caused the test to submit itself. I completely understand that a falling meatball is no excuse for the failing grade on this exam, but is there any possibility of retaking this test?"

Luckily Sam's professor was pretty understanding about the whole thing and let her have another go.
Twitter/Sam Lee

While most professors would probably chalk it up to the most ridiculous excuse of the day, Sam's professor was pretty understanding about the whole thing and let her have another go.

They wrote back that dropping a meatball onto the keyboard to log out of the test early was 'a new and unusual excuse for a low score', but 'it seems unlikely you've made this up'.

In addition to giving her another chance, Sam's teacher also recommended that she retake her test in-between meals, and later confirmed that she did get a better score on the exam after there were no wandering meatballs around to stop her from finishing it.

So, it all worked out well in the end.

Featured Image Credit: X/Sam Lee

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