I am reading this post, where I see a yellow highlighted part in BrenBarn's answer:
My first semester in grad school, my M.A. advisor laid it out for to me: "If you get a B in a grad school class, you should ask the professor whether you should consider dropping out of the program. If you get a C, don't bother asking."
I suddenly find it difficult to understand the clause, "don't bother asking".
Can you help me please?
Which of the following sentences (1) or (2) is correct for the given situation?
(1). Do not bother yourself to ask the professor, because you know the answer.
(2). Do not bother the professor because he won't tell you the answer.