I need a stamper
I need a stamper--you know, the old-school kind that you press onto an inkpad and stamp your papers with. I need it to say the following:
If you do all of the following, I will in no way write you a letter of recommendation for medical school:
a.) neglect to show up to class consistently and/or on time
b.) neglect to do your work and then try to hand it in 3-weeks late claiming you didn't know about the assignment because you "were late for class the day it was handed out, didn't see it on the syllabus because it was "hidden", and didn't know it was also listed on the website". (I know you never checked the website because I have access to that information)
c.) neglect to show up for your make-up assignment
d.) neglect to call me to tell me that you aren't going to show up for your make-up assignment
e.) demand that you be able to make-up your make-up assignment instead of pleading for my mercy
f.) send me nasty emails because I decided to take a few days to consider your demands and excuses
g.) fail your first, really easy exams with the excuse that it's "all so confusing for you because you aren't a science major" and then ace the last, really hard exam to save your grade
h.) do your homework after you get to class
i.) fail to be in the top 5% of your class when you have the capability of being in the top 1% but are too lazy?/cocky?/unorganized? to strive for excellence in learning
There is a reason why there are so many duds who get into medical school, make it through medical school, and then go on to be scary, sub par doctors. The reason is all of us--we let them. We feel bad for them and make excuses for them and are afraid to get the nasty email and/or confrontation that I'm waiting for in response to my "I'm sorry, but it ain't happening" email.
We are the key to the future. Don't blame me when they take our your bladder instead of your kidney. I did my part.