Please accept my apologies for missing the scheduled exam. As a parent, I am sure that you can relate to the problems that can sometimes unexpectedly arise with respect to children.
You see, my daughter, who is not quite three, has developed the fantastic idea that she is, in fact, a kitty cat. She insists on eating her food from a dish on the floor without the benefit of her hands or utensils.
Being the good parent that I am, I indulged her fantasy by allowing her to masquerade as a kitty for trick-or-treat purposes this past Halloween. All seemed to be going well as she pranced from house to house, meowing for treats, and then purring with satisfaction from each delightful morsel.
Near the end of our endeavor, we happened across the little boy down the street who was dressed as a puppy. A terrible fight broke out, and my poor feline-child scampered up into the most available tree. She refused to come down.
I spent the following five days employing every method imaginable to remove her from the tree. I climbed up the tree after her. In response to my efforts, she hissed and scratched at me. The hair that normally lays softly on her neck stood straight out at attention as her little back arched. Next, I called the local fire department. Originally, they claimed to be too busy to help with a kitty stuck in a tree, but after repeated goading, I convinced them that this was no ordinary cat. They came, they did what they could, but alas, their efforts availed not. Finally, on Friday afternoon, just two hours after the scheduled exam, I was able to entice her with a ball of red yarn. She came down.
As far fetched as this sounds, I swear it to be an accounting of actual events. Although such circumstances are not a university approved reason to miss an exam, I trust that you may sympathize with my plight. Certainly, I could not leave her long enough to take the exam. What mother would in light of these events?