Tall, Dark, and Mysterious

9/7/2004

This isn’t a good sign.

File under: Those Who Can't, Talking To Strangers. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 8:53 am.

Just arrived for the first day of school, and asked one of the secretaries to show me to my office.

“What are you teaching this term?” she asked as she led me down the hall.

“Two sections of precalculus, and…”

“Precalculus?” she said, making eye contact. “Oh, dear god, you saint. You absolute angel, bless your heart. You know that -”

And at this she paused open-mouthed, held my eyes for a second, and must have decided that I looked too fresh-faced and innocent to continue, because she then shook her head and said, “Oh, never mind. You’ll find out eventually.”