I don't greatly mind a student asking if s/he can turn something in late. Some assignments I accept late (with a penalty), but some I don't. Journals and such, where they have many opportunities over the semester to do the assignments, I don't accept late. It says as much in the syllabus.
But still, I don't really mind a student asking, even if after the fact. I point to the syllabus and say no. And the second time, the same.
I've got a student who has asked three times by email and twice in person, and now I'm getting to the point where I do mind.
Adding to the frustration, the student just doesn't seem to comprehend how deep into failing s/he is, even though I handed out a sheet for each student and went over in class how to do the math. But oh, the student was absent that day, and when s/he finally reappeared and I gave him/her the sheet, s/he didn't bother to do the math.
We did the math together today. That one journal won't save the grade. Unfortunately, the student still seems to think that getting partial credit on that one journal will bring things up from F-land to passing.
So, yes, I'm very ready for Friday.