Have you ever heard this quote? 

“Poor planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on my part.”

No?

If you email me at midnight, the night before your final is due, and I don’t happen to be ONLINE at midnight (hello?), I will most likely not get your email, meaning you won’t get your question answered, or you won’t get the help that you need.

I actually received a jump drive for my finals (you know who you are), and someone emailed me their compost journal (yeah, you know who you are too).  Luckily for both students, it all worked out just fine.  The emailed project was literally intercepted by a parent who just *happened* to be driving home at the right time.  The student emailed his project to someone, who printed it out for him.  The stars were aligned just so!  It’s a good thing I was in a good mood today.  Heh.  As for the jump drive?  I’m sure it will all work out, because this student has a stellar reputation for being an excellent student.  He was smart enough to mp3 it, and voila!  There it sits on my desk, waiting to be read.  That was a good enough alternative.  On another note, someone (yes, you) emailed me Sunday twice.  Then, she went a posted a message on my blog, because you know how I blog…so I had to give her props for actually locating me in cyberspace.  WTG.

I really want to take time reading everyone’s work.  If you start your final the day before it’s due, you have no one to blame but yourself.
On a happy note, 3rd & 4th periods have all but 16 students with an A or a B.  Well done.

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46 thoughts on “Update: The dog did NOT eat my homework. “My printer broke.” Yeah, right.

  1. um i dont no about the dog excuse or the my computer broke but sometimes your ink cartrige could be low

  2. haha…i cant beleive they did that but i guess it all worked out well! anyways im pretty happy because i got a good grade on my science final so yay!! now i just have to work my way down for the other final………..there going to be so hard!!

  3. oh woww..that`s true though..if you start yur project a dayy before its due..yur done!

  4. If my printer broke i would of just emailed the project to Mrs Vermeulen so she can look at it and you would still get credit for your asignment

  5. i agree that the dog didn’t eat my homework and the computer didn’t breack but we didn’t understand the homework

  6. i almost didnt finish my science magazine because i had no paper to print it, i wonder if vermulen would belive me.

  7. HEy! iH`M THE SMARTONE WHO EMAiL`D yU TWiCE, AND THEN POST`D ON yU`R BLOG! LOL….GOo MEi [[i GOo]]…WELL i THiNK THAT iH`F yU`R PRiNTER REALLy BVRAKES, THEN yU SHOULD PROBABLy HAVE A BAKUP PLAN ANyAy`Z…BUH i KNOW THAT i DON`T SO ONLy A REALLy PREPAR`D PERSON WOULD ACTUALLy HAVE A TRUE “BACKUP PLAN”… i GUESS THE TRiCK TO PLAyING THiS GAME…BUy AN EXPENSiVE PRiNTER…LOL &hearts:

  8. i think its true no one has an exuse you can always email it to a friend and they can print it out.

  9. yea that is soo true. I have only started my project the day before it was due like only once. I don’t remember but I think I got a bad grade. That was shame on my part for not starting earlier. But what that student did, emailing it to a friend and printing it out, smart thinking!!

  10. That is really hard to start the project the day before and hard to do a good job on it to!

  11. Are you talking about the mp3 music player? & what`s a jumpdrive? good thing i started mine ahead of time even though it was frustrating me the magazine project was really easy.. thanks for the A!! =D ♥ -ASHLEY!!!

  12. Some unfortunate things have happened to me when i have to do a big project or somthing; it’s just my luck i guess, but some of the “excuses” are really true. It just depends on the person, if they’re just trying to get out of it, or just trying to tell what happened.

    I have to admit thought that it’s your fault if u didn’t do everything u can to prevent those unfortunate events from happening then it’s ur fault.

  13. well i can only say that i would have done the same if i had to though…..and i can’t stay on the computer after 10 so if i had to e-mail you it would probably be 2 lyk 9 sumtin…..and congrats on the kids who have As and Bs in your 3rd and 4th period class

  14. wow.i guess doing your final last minute isnt such a great idea. its actully is really bad because the bad timeing can get you stuck with questions unanswered…i guess its a good thing that her question did get answered.otherwise if i were her, i dont know what i would do.

  15. o but my printer really did brake but i had a good backup plan that really did save me!!!! ;D

  16. Im’ not really a procrastinator but soemtimes i under-estimate how long it will take for me to do something and then i end up stayin up all nite when i thought i’d be done by 8:00…..lol
    Also sometimes when i have big projects due, i forget to do the small stuff like spelling or my history worksheet, and after all of that i was up late doing the big thing. now i have to wake up early to finish the small things…..so either way go to school tired, but you would never know it by the look on my face that i only got 5 1/2’s sleep. lol
    -MucH LoVe-
    ~Kenisha

  17. thats right starting a project late and barely finidhing it in time is not a good thing that why its better to start early and do the best that you can do. Its just bettter to start early instead of being late….. I like to start things early because i give myslf enough time to finish my work properly…. 🙂 😉

    Julian

  18. yeah my printer broke so i just used a bunch of ppl’s printer and computer cuz i dnt have internet either [[stupid comcast ppl broke it!!!]] so yeah i got it done [[and a big thank you to the ppl that let me use their computer and printer!….u know who u r]] so like shelby said i have a back-up plan…get one…

  19. yup!! if you start first then you dont have to stress over things so much,also oyu can concentrate on the little things and be done througly with you’re homework/work
    but you never know some people may be telling the truth notmjust trying to get away with it but you never know 🙂
    -navdeep

  20. yEA THiS iS TRUE, BUT SOMETiMES iT iS kiNDA HARD tO PRiNt tHiNgS (THAT yU NEED) OUT WiTHOUT A WORkiNG PRiNTER…SOo??

  21. this is so true..no one really has a g00d excuse because there are ways to get a printer u can have a friend print it out is a solution with a printer that is not working

  22. well i know that some excuses are not true but sometimes they are is just that you can tell if it’s tru or not like if the person giving the excuse never turn in his homework that might be a lie but if a person that always turn in his homewotk well maybe it is true.

  23. haha.
    i like that quote.
    my printer broke.
    that ACTUALLY hapened to me before.
    :]
    but i ended up writing the whole thing outt!
    procrastinating is not a good thing.
    i learned that byy now.

  24. i usually do my homework the day they announce it because i can finish it early and when i’m done i can celebrate or party as long as i want!!!

  25. yeah yeah yeah….L0L’sZ..ii KNW WH0 iT WAS t0 L0L’sZ..BUT WHATS WTG?…BUT AT LEAST “it” BROUGHT iT RiGHT? D0ES i MEAN WAY TO GO?

  26. I don’t know about the dog ate my homework excuse cuz i don’t have a dog but my printer di break one time adn I sent the teacher my report through email but I guess It didn’t work either. I just hate when stuff like that happens thats why instead of making an excuse to your teachers make one to your parents like mom didn’t you hear they sold the school to make a mall?…lol..jk just do your homework thats the easy way out!!!!!

  27. HAHA..i HAD N0 WHAtS0EVA BAkCUp pLAN!!..L0L… i HAVE A pRiNtER BUH WE RAN 0UttA iNk…ND S0 i MADE My STEpDAD G0 tAH WALMARt ND gEt M0RE!!.. it ALS0 HELp’D f0R 0NE 0f My fRENNS(ASHLEy)..WH0 HADA C0ME 0VA & pRiNt HER MAGAZiNE & HER ANtH0L0Gy At My H0USE…i GUESS tHAt WAHS HUUUR BAkCUp pLAN!!…L0L…0H & WHA iS A jUMp DRiVE?!

  28. It was hard for me to print out a couple things, because my sis prints out a lot of pictures and we suddenly ran out of paper and black ink…So I had to email my things to one of my friends in order to finish my magazine…But Yeah,it is hard to keep track of your printer…especially if its one that is very hard to use like mine -.-;;;

  29. i’ll be here next week and i’ll be leaving on a Saturday or a Friday so i won’t be here on the 3 last days of school, 25, 26, and the 27th of June. So i won’t be at the graduation, i won’t be going to Great America, i won’t be able to see Mr. Shen, and i won’t be here on the last day of school for Veritas 8th Graders.

  30. well if ur printer doesnt work email it to a friend and email it to ur teacher and if it doesnt work u could just write it if ink is low just buy and keep it for “emergencies” these r all good backup plans

  31. W0W L0L i WAS THERE AND THATS HAPPEND T0 ME BEF0RE BUT THESE LAST FEW TiMES i HAVE LEARNED T0 PRiNT iT 0UT A FEW DAyS iN ADVANCE CUZ iF y0U RUN 0UT 0F iNK 0R iF y0UR PRiNTER BREAKES THEN y0U CAN FiX iT BEF0R iT iS DUE!! S0 NEXT TiME y0U SH0ULD D0 THAT!!

  32. 1 time my printer really {{bRoKe}} but luckily it was da day rite b-4 my project was due
    $kaley$

  33. I THINK U SHOULD ALWAYS DO IT THE DAY I GET BROKE OR IF ITS BROKE DONT DO IT AND GIVE YOOOUR TEACHER AGOOD EXCUSE LIKE MY DOG ATE IT …..?SIKE U SHOULD JUS DO U IT YOU FEELS BRA

  34. Yea the lucky person with the printer that broke wuz me and luckily my dad came home at the perfect time and I had to email my project to Aneals house, if it wasn’t for him I would have failed the class, I will never wait to the last minute again, it’s just that it wuz the only chance I had the whole weekend.

  35. I try to do my work at least 3 days before it is due so I have time to do last minute changes.

  36. I’ve never heard that one before. lol but uhh.. if my computer was down i’d either go to my cousin’s house and print it out there or i’d write it by hand. I DO NOT WANT TO GET A ZERO.

  37. it does happen >.> sometimes my ink doesn’t work or sometimes the hole thing wont work! it’s true!

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