1. Me: sitting down to tutor a high school student.
Me: “OK, please get out your Spanish book.”
My student: “Oh. I was supposed to bring my book?”
Me: “THUNK.” (The sound of my head hitting the table in despair.)
2. Me: getting ready to teach a class of businesspeople.
Manager: “[Student 1] and [Student 2] can’t be here today because they are on a business trip. So they were wondering if you’d mind teaching this class on a conference call, because they don’t want to miss anything.”
Me: unable to respond, due to the tears of joy running down my face.