[Source:] I know I flunked every exam, but if I don't pass this course, I'll have to retake it in summer school. You have to let me pass!
Why is this a fallacy? I agree that the speaker desires sympathy and commiseration, but what is fallacious about his objective (reasonable, to me) to avert retaking the course (in the summer)?
This question was motivated by pp 154 of 180, A Rulebook for Arguments, by Anthony Weston