I woke up this morning to an e-mail from a former student asking for a letter of rec.
- I can barely remember who he is.
- He admitted he didn't do well in the second class he took from me.
- He attached a kind of lackluster essay from the first class.
- He asked me to "take five minutes" to write him a letter of recommendation.
- The letter is due today.
OK, student, here you go:
Dear Professional Organization Internship Committee,
Stu Dent, who did not distinguish himself in my class, asked me to only take five minutes on this letter. Since he asked me to write it today, I'm happy to drop everything and oblige him those five minutes.
He's damn lucky I'm not sending that letter--or any letter.