So in the past five school days: I had a mother ask me to privately tutor her child after school because the student is too embarrassed to ask for help in front of anyone else. Had a father ask me to accept a project from the last grading period because the kid worked really hard on it even though the student still failed to submit other assignments for THIS grading period. A mother asked me to call her every day at the start of class to tell her that her daughter turned in her assignments. That way she'd have time to run anything that was forgotten to the school before the class was over. A mother asked me to "ignore" her son's absences so they could take an extended break without penalty. Had a student ask me to "just" give her a 50 on a test because she didn't know any of the answers. She earned a 19. Had a former student ask me to change his final grade from two years ago. From an F to a C. He needs it to be a C so he can get into college. Had a coworker ask me to take half of her class last period so she could go to her son's Thanksgiving party at school. She didn't want to use any of her time and was going to sneak out. I told her I didn't have enough seats. She said the kids could sit on the floor. Had mother ask me to call her any time I send an email out to parents because she isn't interested in that email "stuff."