My wife showed me this hilarious but true bit online on a site showing students’ quirky answers to quiz questions and teachers’ no-nonsense replies.
In this one (possibly apocryphal), a student apparently flummoxed trying to solve a complex mathematical equation answered with a proverbial “hail Mary pass”: “Jesus is always the answer.”
“Not on this question,” answers the teacher, who assigned a minus-5 grade to the misadventure.
If true, I hope that the student was just trying to apply a little levity to his or her failure and does not truly believe such fantasies.
By the way, I have no clue what the correct answer is to this one. But I know what it isn’t: “Jesus.”