The professor, frowning, says “Well? You’re late…”
The students respond “We are so sorry professor, we had a flat tire on our way here and by the time we changed it and resumed our trip, we weren’t going to make it on time. Could you find it in your heart to give us a chance to take the final on another day?”
After pausing for what seemed to be an eternity, the professor’s frown melted away, and a smile crept across his face.
“You shall have your chance. Come to the exam hall in 3 days.”
The students thanked him and left the hall, in triumph.
3 days pass and the students arrive at the exam hall to find the professor waiting with that same smile, holding an envelope. He seats each student at one corner of the large hall and gives them the exam papers, face down.
“You have all been through quite an ordeal. As such, your exam is short and simple. In fact it’s only one question. You have 1 hour. Naturally, no talking. You may begin.”
The students flip their exam papers over and read the question in terror:
“You said you had a flat tire… which tire was it?”
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