|"There were never such devoted sisters"|
Student: "Hey Miss Heidel, Bears or Packers?"
Me: [Thinking: Crap! He's speaking Football!] "Ohhh, I don't really follow a team...but I guess I'd say the Packers because my dad's from Michigan."
[Pregnant pause; speechless horror covers student's face and my eyes widen as I realize my mistake]
Student: "[Despairing sigh] -- the Packers -- the Packers are in WISCONSIN!"
What can I say? I never got into football (or Midwest geography, apparently).
One of my first projects at work involved purchasing, framing, and hanging some new fine art prints to spruce up the main building. One of the nicest pieces is a large poster of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. Upon returning to my desk after completing the installation, I sat down and discovered that I'd hung the Vermeer precisely in my line of sight from my seat. The Girl is watching me. Always, ever watching me.
|"Are you intimidated yet?"|