How many of you are guilty of eating while doing your college or work assignments only to have your food staining the keyboard?
One college student was one of them.
However, her case is a tad bit severe.
According to a report in Ladbible
, Samantha Lee was taking an exam while eating a meatball sub when part of the filling dropped out of the bread and onto the keyboard.
The ‘accident’ unfortunately logged her out of her test prematurely.
As a result, her score was a mere 39 per cent.
Pleading for a second chance
The 20-year-old knew that she could do better than that, so, she decided to confess to her professor for a chance to retake the test.
"I had some technical difficulties and outside distractions during the test today.
"Something hit my computer and caused it to submit the test when I had less than half of the questions answered. By something, I mean a meatball that had tragically fallen onto my keyboard as I was taking the exam. This said meatball caused some malfunctions with my laptop and caused the test to submit itself."
"I completely understand that a falling meatball is no excuse for the failing grade on this exam but is there any possibility of retaking this test?" she wrote in an email.
Luckily, her professor was understanding.
"Samantha, well, this is certainly a new and unusual excuse for a low score! But for that reason, it seems unlikely you've made this up.
"I've extended your deadline for the module 6 test until midnight tonight."
"I would recommend you take the test either before or after dinner,” was the reply from her professor.
Samantha shared the ordeal on her Twitter and received tonnes of reactions from netizens.
One thing’s for sure. She's definitely not going to risk eating anything when retaking the test this time around!