As you can tell from some previous posts, I’ve been in the process of becoming a certified teacher. I started the program late last summer after The Boss and I got back from our honeymoon. So I had to do classes all the way into late this summer. Yes, that meant I had to take homework to Vegas. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Right? I wish that homework would have stayed in Vegas.
So, the night that I went to the ICP concert, I was sitting there working on homework before going. Before going to Vegas, I had the faulty notion that homework due at midnight at home was due at 2am. Thankfully I had realized my error before this day. I was sitting there doing my work and I was lagging behind.
So I had to go pick up my ticket at will-call for the concert and I wasn’t done. I wasn’t going to be back to my computer for awhile. What in the heck was I going to do?
The Boss said “just tell the professor you’re in a different time zone and you made a mistake on the time.”
So now I was facing this dilemma. I knew better. The Boss just asked me to lie. Ethical choice here. I’m on vacation. Do I go enjoy myself and tell the professor I wasn’t paying attention? It was a plausible story. I could back it up. What if I had one of my students pull that on me? Then again, why would I have a middle school student that went to Las Vegas DURING the school year? Then again, with some of the students I’ve seen in just one year, it wouldn’t surprise me. I could even see some of those kids finding a way to win some money.
I caved and did just what The Boss suggested. The professor didn’t argue, even though I had turned things in on time the previous days. Whatever.