After Buzzfeed posted the photo, which went viral and garnered more than 70,000 views (at this time of posting), Brynen tweeted out:
Apparently the most popular thing I've done in 25 year teaching career is say "no" to an extension request. 5k "likes" and counting!— Rex Brynen (@RexBrynen) November 21, 2013
I think it's high time that we all sign our letters, "Yours in omnipotence." What class!