Ok to illustrate how ridiculous some people get over their grades, here is a true story that was in the BYU newspaper:
Nov. 13: At 5:30 p.m. a woman was walking up Maeser hill to the testing center when a Latino male walked up behind her, asked her the time, then grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then ran westbound on the path and the female began chasing him. The suspect then stopped, turned around, and yelled obscenities at the victim. The female reported the incident to the police two and a half hours later, after she took her test.
Ok seriously, who reports something like that 2 1/2 hours later, come on. These people are not living in the real world, this BYU bimbo was obviously more concerned about taking her precious test than reporting something so serious to the police.
The reason I tell you this, is because I have a confession. I have spent two years making fun of these fanatical students who value their grade over pretty much everything else. I fear that I am becoming one of these imbeciles. The other night in one of my classes, we took a test and then waited for everyone to be done then we graded them as a class. I found my self arguing over one question with the teacher for 5 minutes so that I could get an A instead of an A-. Did he budge? no. But I am pretty sure the rest of the class now wants to jump me for being such a moron, because I did end up getting the best grade on the test. On the drive home I had the revelation that I was becoming one of those ridiculous BYUers that argues over one point, one point, who does that?