That’s the percentage of my 101 students (mostly “knobs” — i.e., freshmen) who followed the explicit written and oral instructions on how to turn in their papers to me today.
Three. Point. Two.
The other 96.8% just lost a full letter grade.
Plus, in my second 101 section this morning, a full 40% had lost or forgotten the most important paper in the class. And 20% did not have their books in hand.
The next time I’m asked why I don’t carry a pistol, I shall point to this day.