Isn't middle age supposed to be when you become dignified? I think it's not to be with Yours Truly. Today I said what might be the strangest thing ever to a class, at least in the top ten. The fact that I (and a fair amount of the students) got a huge kick out of it notwithstanding (and only half of them were laughing from discomfort or embarrassment I swear), it raised the bar on Crazy Impromptu Susan Utterances...
Since we've entered February, the last day or two as I get to each class I've been asking everyone in French if they've bought their Valentine's Day presents yet. The 2 or 3 classes where this has happened so far had a mixed reaction. Today everyone shook their head "No."
At which point my brain sent the following message to my mouth, which in turn set it loose on the class (in English):
❝Wow, I'm glad I'm not y'all's girlfriend!❞
Honestly I was as surprised as they were. I started laughing uproariously (as is my wont certain days with certain classes) and then we were all laughing. Uncharacteristically I actually tried to save it by explaining a bit but we all agreed it was too late and that it was best to let it go.
Someone then remarked that they are never bored in this class.
Someone else (who was in my 201 last semester) responded as if concurring, nodding earnestly, saying, "Yeah it gets weirder all the time!" (As if that's a good thing.)
This was followed by an instant of silence before we all started laughing again, and I said, deadpan with a touch of feigned hurt-feelings, "Well my remark might have been weird, but it was no less true for its weirdness. I seriously would not want to be y'all's girlfriend if you have yet to get my present."