A kid at school always skipped math class, he barely showed his face and most of the class had even forgot who he was. He seemed smug that he would skip class all the time and was proud of it.
That is until he came in, just before the finals, begging for help. He had a sob story about how he really needed to pass and that he would do anything in the world for a pass.
The math teacher told him that he should have been attending the class year round and now it was near impossible for him to learn everything that he needed to.
He thought about it for a moment and then told the math teacher that he would spend every lunch and break with her to go over everything he needed to.
When the results for the finals came out, he achieved a very high score, and the teacher told him that he could be incredibly smart if he focussed more on his education!