Been debating on whether to tell my own story. I guess I will.
I am not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. I do not ever wish to be a morning person.
Therefore, I purposefully scheduled my college classes accordingly. After 12 years of having to get up early for school, I was finally able to have some control over when I started classes. Mine didn't start until at least 9, if not later. It was wonderful.
However, because Finals Week is a mass of finals for everyone, I did end up having an early morning Religion final.
I set my alarm. I told my roommate to wake me if she saw I wasn't awake (not her job, but I asked as a favor). I did everything in my power to wake up on time.........and didn't. I woke up at least an hour into the two hour final time.
To this day, I have no clue what I was wearing as I raced across the campus to get to class. I'm hoping I had something on that wasn't too revealing, but who knows. I just had to get to that class.
When I walked in, everyone was gone - apparently, the final didn't take the full 2 hours. But the professor was still at the front of the room. He looked at me and said, "So. You finally decided to show up." I was mortified. And I should have failed the class right there. But, he was a nice man, I had never been a problem student, and he took pity on me. He told me to sit down and start the test.
Partway through the test, he said he needed to go do some stuff in his office, so would I mind coming with him and finishing up in the room just outside his office? He left me in this little room, FILLED with Bibles and Biblical reference materials and went into his office while I finished. Had I been an untrustworthy person, that would have been the perfect opportunity to have the Book with all the answers right there! But I'm not that kind of person. It has always made me feel good, though, to realize that he knew that, too. He put the perfect temptation in front of me and knew that I'd be safe with it.
For many reasons, he was always one of my favorite professors.