This morning, I tested the new Japanese group that I’m going to have for my last couple of weeks here at the summer school. After I’d collected the papers, I asked one student:
Me: How was the test?
Him: Blank (but smiley) face
Me: Easy? Hard?
Thinking to myself, ‘well, there’s always one, isn’t there?’, I decided not to get discouraged and instead, tried to engage another student in conversation.
Me: Are you tired?
Me: (I should have quit while I was ahead) What time did you arrive yesterday?
Him: Dangerous. (Puts head in hands) VERY dangerous.
Me: Mmm hmm. Gotcha.
I have a feeling it’s going to be a long couple of weeks.