"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

10.24.2007

honest conversations not to have

Me (beginning class): How is everyone today?
Students (mumbling): Okay, fine, etc.
Awake student: How is your day?
Me: Oh, fine, but it has the potential to be bad.
Awake student: Why?
Me: I have a meeting this afternoon [with The Advisor] and then I'm showing a film about Congolese rape victims.
Students: Silence/wide-eyed looks of disbelief.

This is how it goes.

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