Why do I tell you this? I think I could use a few late cards myself.
Slow getting papers back. Late card.
Forget a birthday? Late card.
Haven't visited a favorite blog? Late card.
Yeah, I am totally teaching my students an unrealistic expectation. Life doesn't give late cards. Sure, I can be late--but there are penalties. (The boss frowns, feelings get hurt, etc.) Only in English II Land are there no penalties for being late. Well, at least the first three times.
Mini grant time is around the corner, and I