Last semester, I took a class. At the beginning of the semester, I was on the waitlist. We had to write journal entries most weeks. The wait list wasn't settled until into the second week, after the second journal was due. The assignments were due online, not being registered for the class, I had no access to the class-page. So I was unable do the assignments. Not knowing whether I would end up in the class (not to mention fear of talking to the professor) by the time I was off the wait list, I was had already lost twenty points. I kept trying to get up the nerve to talk to the professor. Finally, several weeks into the semester, the friday before thanksgiving break, realizing I was never going to be able to talk to her, I sent her an email asking if I could make up the points, explaining why I had not gotten in touch with her earlier. Unfortunately, when I saw that she responded, I was "unable" to check my email for several days, out of fear. When I finally did check it, it turned out she was very kind, about it. She didn't allow me to do any work, but she said she considered it a "medical excuse" and just gave the points to me. I had expected her to call my bluff (not that I was bluffing, of course) because recently we had covered social anxiety (it was a social psychology course) so I thought she would assume that I was just trying to be opportunistic) (of course we'd also recently covered the concept of illusory correlations, so I obviously wasn't giving my professor much credit) but she didn't even ask for any evidence. Just gave the points to me, and offered to give me some referrals, which I took, but as of yet, haven't gotten the nerve to see if any of them are taking new patients, presently.