All one Theos bro wanted to do this weekend was to fake influence global policy. However, when someone impersonating the world’s most badass pirate impersonator spilled on his laptop, shit got real, fast. And when the going gets tough, the trendy tough get emailing. His predicament was forwarded to the class listserv at his request– with a little added snark from the prof. Read after the jump!
I had the utmost pleasure of competing in Harvards National Model United
Nations conference this weekend on the 1967 war historical security council.
This historical exercise was extremely enlightening to world politics and
how international bodies seek to influence middle eastern security.
Unfortunately, in the heat of debate the delegate representing IDF General
Moshe Dayan knocked over a beverage on my laptop and completely fried it. I
have never emailed a professor with such a request nor do I expect any
sympathy. However, I lost the paper for your course as well as all of my
notes and reading outlines. I should be fine on the paper, but the lecture
notes are a major loss to me. I was wondering if it would be appropriate for
you to send an email to the class list serve requesting someone share their
notes? I feel very uncomfortable asking a student for their notes and do not
have any friends in the course. Again, this has never happened to me and am
sort of in the dark on how to proceed. Any advice or help would be greatly
I will come by your next office hours to share with you my incredible (but
also unfortunate) experience this weekend.
Thanks and I’ll see you in lecture tomorrow.
And the prof’s response:
Dear Diplomats, Read from bottom up and if you’re moved to charity get
in touch with poor [kid] at the e-mail below. See you tomorrow.
A very contemporary variation on the old “dog ate my homework” theme.
The Moshe Dayan actor must have been wearing his trademark eye patch.
Since you are not begging an extension, sure, I’ll be happy to forward
your plea to the class.