Posted: 12/16/2009 12:00:00 AM
A student comes to a young professors office hours.
She glances down the hall, closes his door, and kneels pleadingly.
"I have to pass this class," she pleads.
The professor looks at his grade book and shakes his head. "Youve missed most lectures, you havent done the homework, and the one paper you wrote was terrible -- it shows you dont know the material."
"But you dont understand!" she says. "If I dont pass your class, I cant graduate."
"The final is 50 percent of your grade," the professor says. "If you get 95 percent, you would end up with a D, which is passing."
"I would do anything to pass the final," she says.
She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, gazes meaningfully into his eyes.
"I mean..." she whispers, I would do anything!"
"Anything?" he says, returning her intense gaze. "Do you really mean ...anything?"
"Absolutely!" she says, finally smiling broadly.
His voice turns to a whisper: "Would you... study?"