Got my first "I insist that I put my completed assignment in the dropbox and have no idea why there is a totally blank piece of paper in there and now it isn't on my computer and I spent 16 hours on this assignment and now what do I do???" email.
This is, of course, a total fabrication based on the past performance of this student in several other courses in which they have pulled this little trick over and over. The professors have banded together to stop this behavior ( by this I mean we have coordinated through Student Life because this is exactly how big of a problem this has become).
Student insisted that we meet directly after class today to discuss this matter. I looked up and student was GONE within seconds of class ending. I got a second email within ten minutes: "Oh I'm so sorry, I had to rush to lab but really want to talk about this tomorrow."
No. I think not. The stalling techniques are obvious. The consequences are nigh.