Finals week came and went. Since I dropped half of my class-load back in October it was hardly stressful times for me. Ken and I talked about taking a trip at the end of the week and climbing for a few days to celebrate the end of school, but one of my two finals lay on a Thursday. Unperturbed, I sent an email to the class's instructor asking if I couldn't take it a few days early.
Professor X,Would it be possible for me to take the final exam early on Monday, or, failing that, Tuesday?Thanks,Matt Enlow
An alternative final exam is only allowed for an extreme situation. Can you provide me a reason for your request?Professor X
Rock climbing is certainly extreme. I'm just not sure if it's quite the sort of extreme you're looking for.
See you Thursday.
So it was that Ken and I climbed in Boulder Canyon on Wednesday, spent time eating and drinking with his cousaunt (sic) in Boulder proper afterwards, and I studied not one bit for my final exam at ten the next day
(Oh, and count 'em -- that's two days of T-shirt climbing in December)