This Teen Wrote a Ridiculous Note to Her Teacher While High on Painkillers After Dental Surgery

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In a college writing course I was once told that the highest form of humor was “it’s funny because it’s true,” but that professor was wrong. The highest form of humor is saying ridiculous things while high on painkillers after dental surgery.

19-year-old Abby Jo Hamele is the new “David After Dentist,” because over Thanksgiving break she had her wisdom teeth removed, and after the surgery she was given “a lot of hydrocodone.” While tripping balls on her doctor-ordered painkillers, Hamele became convinced that she had a Philosophy 101 paper due the next day and that there was no way she’d be able to write it while exhausted and in pain and on a truckload of painkillers, so she quickly wrote a desperate plea for an extension to her Philosophy 101 TA.

There were only two problems: She did not have a Philosophy paper due the next day, and the letter she wrote her TA was insane in the most glorious way.


I believe that i relmebmer you said we, as us students, would be able to send you our papers for classss for you to look at over before we turn them in to cColin if we got them to you by the 22nd of Novermber.

I unfortmately got my wisdom teeth sliced outr and have not not been reacting very well to the surgeryy nor the medicatioon i were given/ so I do not thimk that I will be able to habe my paper finisherd by Tuesday at all.

Is tehere any way I would be able to send you my paper at any later date??? I wnt to do very good on this paper you know becayse i like to do well in my classes.

please sir I workled very hard and thouught that I would be abel to finish it on timme but my doctor said I will most likelly not be normal again until at least Thanksginvg turkey. If you say no then that is okay but i would be sad and i would reallyyyy lik e it if you said yes. Thank you Kevin, my dude.

Abby Jo Hamele (pronounced hah-mil-lee) (if you were wondering)

P.S. I will answer youpr questions in class forever so theere are not any more awkard silence. and i will buy you expo markers that work (even thougjh our tuition should pay for markers that work)

love you bye”

Hamele told Buzzfeed News that she had no memory of writing or sending the letter, but she found it the next day when she had come down from her hydrocodone high and saw it in her email. She reacted the way any of us would: She panicked and posted the whole thing to Twitter.


Everyone loved the crazy letter, especially Philosophy TA Kevin Patton, who thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever seen. He managed to stop laughing long enough to email back and let her know that her paper draft was actually due on the 28th, so she had an extra week to get her draft finished.

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Hamele’s letter is so hilarious–“Thank you Kevin, my dude”–that some people thought she was faking it. Kevin, the dude, assures the world that this actually happened, and he loved it.

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