Today some of my first years made me a pie. I am off sick, so the PhD students took it hostage! Does it seem wise to you to steal a pregnant lady's pie?
If this confectionary related bribery worries you, you will be horrified to learn of the cakes I am making for Crufts (student show case of virtual pets) on Wednesday which happens to be the only day left to hand out student feedback forms. (Actually, the official forms are online now, and should have been filled in, so no need to mail the HEA in protest).