Alright, ever wise blog audience, solve the following story problem:
1) Due to the semi-strike currently existing in the university, there is one particular class (Class X) regarding whose convening there is a constant state of uncertainty.
2) The professor has stated that he will come every week, but will only give class if enough people show up.
3) Enough seems to be defined as 9+ students. Perhaps 10.
a) Normally, there are 10-12 students present.
4) Most members of the class would prefer that class not take place at all, since then they will not have to come to campus, often in the pouring rain.
5) Once members of the class have arrived, there is some disagreement about whether they would prefer that there be class or not.
a) The class is incredibly boring and most people are anyway only taking to fulfill some requirement.
b) Some members of the class seem to genuinely enjoy it.
6) Nobody wants to miss a class that does take place, since the material will be on the test and they are scarily obsessed with their grades.
7) If enough classes fail to take place, the class may be canceled, which would waste any effort already invested into class attendance.
8) There is a possibility that if the course will be canceled even if all classes take place, either because not enough students have had any attendance or because the semester as a whole will be canceled.
9) The professor, in planning the test, says that he will make every effort to accommodate students that have not been present, but that he has no idea how he will do this.
10) Neither the students among themselves, the professor, nor the university has any power to coordinate things. The only forum in which information is shared and tactics can be discussed is in the classroom itself, the discussion thus limited to people who have chosen to attend.
So....do I go to class?