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Midnight Homework Clarification Calls Angers Classmate

homeworkDEERFIELD, IL— At 11:54 PM last Sunday night, DHS Junior Ben Wright was awoken from a deep sleep when his classmate Marissa Baxter called him with a question regarding the weekend’s Spanish homework.
“Was the homework on page 14 or 19? Oh wait. Never mind. I figured it out. Thanks. Bye,” said Marissa to Ben on that late Sunday night.
“I just had a question,” said to Marissa to Flipside reporters. “I don’t see why Ben is so mad.” Regardless, Ben was mad.
“I had a big Math test the next day, and once Marissa woke me up, I wasn’t able to fall asleep until 2 in the morning,” Ben angrily reports. “Marissa never writes down the homework, and I’m always the one who has to tell her what it was.”
Marissa’s schedule is filled with honors and AP classes that she can’t handle. Her friends tell that she shouldn’t be in APUSH if she can’t even remember the homework, but Marissa refuses to change levels saying, “I can do it. I’m just like the little engine who could, but forgot what the homework was.”
But even though Ben was clearly angry at Marissa on Monday, Marissa failed to pick up on the social cues and called him that same night with another question. Ben opened his eyes, looked at the caller ID, and didn’t answer the phone. He then put is phone on silent and fell back asleep. However Sam Galton, another classmate of Marissa and Ben, neglected to check the caller ID and answered the call. “Hey Sam, what was the Spanish homework?” Marissa asked. “We didn’t have any Spanish homework. Do you have any idea what time it is?” Sam responded. Marissa told Sam she knew what time it was; 1:30 AM, at which point, Sam abruptly hung up on Marissa.
The next day, Sam warned his fellow classmates about the immanent threat Marissa Baxter poses on their sleep. Her classmates were advised to turn off their phones after 11 PM and be especially vigilant for calls from Marissa when a project is due the next day.

December 30, 2008

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