Every classroom has a Smart Alec who goes out of their way to get one over on their teacher, so it's nice to see the tables being turned.
In this fine example, a young upstart gave a deliberately curve ball answer to an exam question – only to have it thrown right back at him in hilarious fashion.
When the unnamed student in America realised he didn't know the correct answer to a poser about how atmospheric nitrogen can be used to determine the age of bones (Durr!), he responded in a way that no doubt had him polishing his knuckles on his blazer when he submitted it.
He wrote: "I have to be honest with you, I didn't go over this problem last night and didn't pay attention to it in class yesterday. I do not care about this, I don't even like science. But I do like you and I don't want to ruin our friendship."
He continued: "Since I do not know this, I have a question for you. I just started texting this girl and I know she thinks I'm cute but I don't really know how to start a conversation with so I was wondering if you have any ideas. Well that's all for now Mr. J but we will keep in touch."
But then Mr J stole the punchline with his response: "Impress her by talking about how atmospheric nitrogen can be used to age artifacts. Works for me every time."
Game, set and match to Mr J.
One of the teacher's current students