Snowflake compendium: “I didn’t have time”

This Snowflake is so busy with their personal life that they do not have time to come to class or do the work. But when they don’t get the work done, they are full of excuses.

“I didn’t have time to do the work.”

“Why not?”

“It was my boyfriend’s birthday and I had to make him dinner.”

“Okay, that was yesterday, but this assignment was made last week.”

“Well, I couldn’t start it early!  No college student does that.”

… Sigh.

A student who never got his work done because he didn’t have time, and who told me frankly that he didn’t have enough money to buy insurance because he had received too many tickets, informed me that he would not be staying in class for the library work because he needed to go to the range and he couldn’t go later because he had to head to Louisiana to go gambling.  This was, he said, something he did every weekend.  My class meeting in the library instead of the room was just a bonus, as far as he was concerned.  (I did tell him that he would be counted absent, but he went anyway.)

Please leave your own stories of this particular kind of snowflake.  I’d love to know that I am not alone.

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