"Someone PLEASE check on my professor," the student captioned the post which prompted many to express their sympathies for the professor.
Ever since the pandemic started, a lot more people have become very familiar with the work-from-home routine. Initially, most believed it was going to be really easy. But when we brought our work home, we faced an existential crisis like never before. Every time we woke up, we feel like we're being pushed to our breaking point. Students, office-goers, professors, teachers—everyone was in the same boat.
Even when they were not attending school physically, managing notes, schedules, students, and test papers became difficult for teachers. One professor felt extremely overloaded with the work pressure and erupted over an email to his students. One of his students @throwafitzz shared the email screenshots on Twitter. The shots went viral as people found the words of the professor painfully relatable.
"Someone PLEASE check on my professor," the student captioned the images.
someone PLEASE check on my professor pic.twitter.com/xbys2Nh66q— hailey (@throwafitzz) November 16, 2021
The email starts with the professor declaring that the classes for the next day were canceled as he had a few things to "take care of."
"Hello. There is no class tomorrow. I've got some things to take care of regarding this and my other class, and my full-time job. I have received countless emails about zeroes on assignments either through errors I've made, you've made, or simply people not realizing or knowing they were supposed to turn it in and then realizing in panic they received a zero on it for (surprise) not turning it in," the email reads.
"It seems that giving you a free assignment so long as you turn SOMETHING in created far more chaos than goodwill. Apologies. That's on me. And you. But also me. But also you," the professor continued. "Congratulate yourselves! You've overloaded me!"
However, he presented a solution to this problem as well. "Submit it. I've extended the deadline until tomorrow before midnight. If you do not turn it in before then, I'm sorry. It's a zero," the email informs everyone bluntly. "No excuses at this point and frankly, I regret ever trying to make this assignment easier because it's created more problems at this point."
He assured the students that he will definitely check their submissions properly and they shouldn’t think about pulling some trick on him because it will be useless. "I will look at these, do not do something stupid like type 'b' or 'I did it.' I will become enraged and bi**h about you for exactly 15 seconds to anyone within my proximity who will listen. I will not hold back," he wrote.
"After I receive these, I will give you full credit (pending the above prerequisite). I will then promptly print 100 copies of the assignment out, put them in a pile, light that pile on fire, and dance around the rubble as it burns. I will then put my hand on the smoldering embers so that I may feel them again. Feel what, you might ask? Anything. Literally anything," he continues. "I will then sleep like a baby, having put this nightmare behind me."
The tweet went viral as several netizens flocked to the comment section to extend their sympathetic words to the professor who is indeed dealing with a "nightmare." One person wrote: "What y’all do to that Professor?" Another chimed in and said, "No, y’all band together and get them a Starbucks gift card immediately."
We honestly feel bad for this professor who had to deal with an insane workload and maybe a cup of coffee would make the professor feel better. He deserves it too for the epic email.