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More annoying was the fact that Gregarious Gilbert had started to take the exam early, on the other side of campus, in order to accommodate his need for, uh, accommodation (extended time). That was not, per se, a problem at all. However, he started the exam a full half hour before the rest of the class, in a separate room with a separate proctor, and thus he was well into the exam when the administration canceled class.
I raced slip-sliding over to the other side of campus where he was hunkered down in a tiny office with the proctor. "Gilbert," I said, "I don’t want to interrupt you. But class has been canceled. I'd like you to continue taking the exam, because you've already started and it just makes sense to finish now. OK?" Gilbert nodded in slightly baffled agreement and went back to work; I left him and his proctor and went back to my office.
Several hours later, long after the proctor had delivered Gilbert's exam to me, I received the following e-mail from Gilbert: