Victoria Van Voorhis reports:
Twenty-five years ago, before the days of tanning salons and good (okay, better) self-tanning lotions, I was working in the Economics Department of a large mid-western university. Two weeks after final exams for spring quarter, a student came into the office asking if he (note the gender) could take the final exam for the microeconomics course, because he had been unable to take it during the regular time. When asked why he didn’t take it two weeks previously, he replied, “Well, I am competing in the “Mr. ****” contest, and I needed to work on my tan.”
The instructor let him take it because, really — Who could make that up?