An undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 19-year old Abby Jo Hamele is just your average college student. She has good rapport with her teachers and TA’s, a family at home that supports her, and…an embarrassing oral surgery story that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Yes, like many teenagers, Abby Jo needed to have her wisdom teeth removed, and also like many teenagers (at least in the social media age), her post surgery drug haze has gone viral. Here she is:
After her surgery, Abby needed (as she told Buzzfeed), “a lot of hydrocodone.” In one video taken of the aftermath that was posted to Twitter by her sister Mary Cate, Hamale can be seen confusing her pug Daisy with her old deceased pup Sammy. “Once my mom told me that it wasn’t Sammy, I was crying uncontrollably for several minutes,” she said. Here’s an image from that:
Most notable, however, is this incredible email that Abby Jo sent her philosophy 101 TA Kevin Patton, in which she asks for an extension for a totally nonexistent paper deadline. Full text is below:
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
According to Abby, she had no recollection of the email after she had sent it, but like any good-spirited teenager, she showcased her sense of humor about the situation by tweeting the message out with the all caps caption “I EMAILED MY PHILOSOPHY TA WHILE I WAS HIGH ON HYDROCODON I’M DEAD”
Her followers, naturally, picked out their favorite lines from the email:
But perhaps one of the biggest fans of the email was TA Kevin Patton himself. Abby posted his response email, which opens with the perfectly deadpan, “this email was, uh, a bit unorthodox” and is adorned with not one but two smiley emojis. On top of that, he told Buzzfeed that he laughed hysterically when he initially read the email, and he closes his response with drolly professional, “PS-I hope you’re spelling is better in your paper.”
“Kevin, my dude,” indeed.