I was supposed to make up a final yesterday that I missed last spring because of my accident. This is the second time I tried to take it. The first time, my grad student teacher cancelled on me. Yesterday, she just didn't show up. I got there early so I could make sure I finished on time. We set up an appointment for 2 p.m. At 2:15, she still wasn't there. I stopped another grad student in the hall and asked him if he knew where she was. He called her and when I got on the phone, this is what I heard, between held back sobbs.
"Ashley, I am so sorry. It just slipped my mind that you were coming today. My cat almost died. You just weren't meant to take this final were you? Yes, my cat's home now, but she delivered her kittens and one of them didn't deliver. It started to decay inside her and it almost killed her. I've been dealing with this for the past two days."
You would think this would mean I'd be exempt from taking the final (like the rest of my considerate professors did), but no, she insists on me taking it even though I haven't been in that class for four months and I lost my notes and my books in the accident.
What do I do?
Go above her head. I'm currently protesting the situation and I'm contacting her supervisor (an actual professor) hoping he will waive the final considering the situation. I just want credit for the class, even if it means getting a C- .
I went back out to my car to drive to my class and the University gave me a parking ticket. For parking in a handicap spot. Even though I had a handicap decal.
I'm protesting the University all around.
WEDDING UPDATE: I have decided on having the reception at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. Now I just have to contact the lady and see if the 22nd is available. I've called her three times already. She hasn't returned my calls. We also chose invitations, which we will order and send out as soon as I book the Botanical Gardens for the reception.