Ignorance is no excuse, but impossibility is

My boss is giving me this negative counseling for missing a medical appointment. It’s serious business in the military; it amounts to failing to report to one’s assigned time and place.

Thing is, on that day, we had left to Joint Base Charleston around 0430. At 0637, via WhatsApp, I received the word for the group medical appointment for a hearing exam.

I explained this to her. Her response, “Ignorance is no excuse.” What other possibility was there? The best that I could was make up for it later, which I did a couple days later.

Eh… Doesn’t even bother me.