Why I am sometimes rude

Got an email a week ago. True story:

Dear prof. X,

I see that you are chair of the certificate program in Computer Science. I want to apply to the certificate program at [insert competing university here]. Can you have a look at my application? I really need to get in!

Thank you.

Some confused student.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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