Message yesterday from Stu Dent (to borrow Profgrrrl's pseudonym for them):
"Hi, I'm sorry I haven't been in class for a while but I've been very sick. Here is my paper."
Stu Dent didn't make it to class today, either.
Today, as I'm walking into the library, I see Stu Dent walking jauntily down the hall, not looking a bit sick.
I said hello and gave him The Look. He did have the grace to look embarrassed.