Not a particularly funny story, but it angers me every time it happens, so I figured I’d share. Many times, students try to cheat on tests and quizzes. I like to think I catch a vast majority of them attempting to do so. Most of the students I catch accept their fate, admit defeat. Every once in a while I get the bold ones who, despite having just been caught cheating, ask me if they can have a retake of the test. One time, I even had a girl bawl and say that the only reason she cheated was because she didn’t have a chance to study because she spent the night in the hospital with her dying father. I called her home, her father answered. He was in good health. She was, presumably, not in as good health upon arriving home.