Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 04, 1993
Calvin: Miss Wormwood was going to give me a "D-" on my paper, but I talked to her after class and told her how I ran out of time and couldn't write all I knew about Tyrannosaurs. She said I'd had plenty of time to do the assignment, but she admitted that maybe I'd picked too complex a subject. So she raised my grade to a "D" and told me I should try to pick realistic goals and plan my time better. Hobbes: I guess we learned a lesson, huh? Calvin: I'll say smooth-talking the teacher really pays off!