As a teacher on campus, there’s always the possibility of coming across students I’m teaching or have taught in the restrooms. This morning right before class, I made a pit stop at the urinals. One of my students walked up and took his place a couple s places down. I could tell he was looking my way, and so I looked to see if he was going to say anything.
“Morning Torg,” he said, sort of laughing.
“Am I the first professor with whom you chatted at the urinal?”
“Yes,” he said, looking thoughtful, as if he had more to say. “I”m not quite sure how to say this.”
“I think you’re the first professor I’ve ever talked to.”
It might be that he meant outside of class, which would be bad enough, but I think he may have meant that he’d never talked with any of his profs anywhere.