Note to self: A good justification for assigning tough homework (also very funny)
Via Mark Thoma, we have Richard Green posting an email from one of his students:
I just wanted you to know that this assignment got me out of a traffic ticket this morning.
La Cienega was shutdown to due an accident and I was trapped. So, I made a u-turn which included driving over a curbed median. A motorcycle cop pulled me over and gave me a lecture about how this isn't Texas (I have texas plates) and "cowboy driving" is not acceptable....whatever that means. So I told him that I had to get to campus for the mid- term and I had a limited amount of time to complete the homework assignment. I pulled out assignment #3 to make my story credible and he took it with him when he went back to his motorcycle.
When he came back he told me that it seemed like the assignment was going to be enough punishment and he let me go.