In college, we were assigned “Into The Wild” and a five page paper on it. I couldn’t stand the book and gave up on reading it. I had a high enough grade that without the paper I was looking at a high B or low A. My professor and I had a really good rapport and she was super scatterbrained. I asked her if she had any notes on my paper multiple times, and instead of admitting she “lost it” she said she hadn’t gotten to it yet and then eventually she said it was really good and gave me a B+ on it.
I honestly wasn’t lying because of the grade, I just didn’t want her to lecture me about not writing the paper because she loved the book. I’ve always felt really bad about it cause she probably felt bad for losing it.