Economics Student Fails Exam Due To A Meatball Sandwich

Economics Student Fails Exam Due To A Meatball Sandwich

These things happen, perhaps!

As a professor, one must have heard millions of bizarre reasons from students about why they failed their exams but one student clearly stumped her teacher when she explained that the cause of her failure was a meatball sandwich. So, how did it happen?


According to the University of Georgia student, Samantha Lee, she was having a meatball sandwich while during her online exam when the sandwich fell off her hand and onto the keyboard, logging her out. This led to a failed evaluation. As absurd as it may seem, she posted the image on Twitter wearing a baffled look on her face. She wrote: "I’m not kidding I am sitting here eating a meatball sub taking my econ test. A meatball falls onto my keyboard and exits out of the test."

Samantha Lee

She also shared the screenshot of her marks:

She got failing grades

She wrote to her professor trying to explain the situation, saying:

"Dear Professor Lastrapes,
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."

She wrote to her professor

Thankfully, the professor had a sense of humor and understanding and allowed her one more shot at the test, cheekily adding that it would be preferable if she took the test before or after her dinner.

The professor wrote back

Well, all's well that ends well, we suppose!

Here's Samantha's Tweet:



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