How not to ingratiate oneself with the instructor

I teach class as an adjunct at the local community college from MTWTh, from 1-3 pm. Today I’m giving an exam over evolution and biotechnology. The last exam was pretty rough. I made one that would’ve been tough for biology majors but this is a nonmajors course and the students don’t have as much background. Consequently, I told them I’d make it up to them by having this test be painfully easy and with opportunities for extra credit abound. So one would think that a student who’s barely pulling a D would prioritize this exam, right? Especially since I was kind enough to send out a reminder of the exam last week, with a study guide?
Apparently not. I got this email yesterday….

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