When we are wronged, we expect the wrongdoer to apologize. But some apologies just don’t seem to cut the muster. As a teacher, my least favorite excuse was always this one: “Can I have an extension on the assignment? I’ve got a really important assignment due in _______ class.” If the other class is so important, what does that make my class — chopped liver?
But clearly sometimes students — and others — do have acceptable excuses for their transgressions. Where do we draw the line? Today’s Casual Fridays survey hopes to find out.
As usual, the survey is brief — just 5 questions, which should only take a minute of your time. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, May 3 to participate — or until we have 250 responses, whichever comes first. Then don’t forget to come back next Friday for our analysis of the results!