Thursday, November 22, 2007

There's a double meaning in that...

In class recently, I returned the papers to my small class of excellent, fun students. I mentioned to one student that his paper on food culture made me hungry, and I had to go for Italian food after reading it.

He replied that he intended it to make me want to smoke a cigarette, and then gave me a rather strange look.

Now, this is a student who has shows approval for my teaching methods in class. Is he, um, showing approval for other aspects of my existence in this comment?

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Blogger Gary Oxford said...

I think David Lee Roth said it best. "Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad, he's hot for teacher."

6:38 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

:) The comment sounds like some kind of come-on... how was the look strange?

6:53 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Sort of a sideways eyes thing, if that describes it. Perhaps trying to catch my reaction out of the corner of his eyes.

I responded, "It would take a lot to make me want to smoke a cigarette," and retreated hastily. Hope that was enough to quash whatever he meant.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous kr said...

I like your comeback :).

I vote yes he has the hots for you. Kids these days, tho' ... in class?? that seems a bit overt. No sense of decorum.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

yeah, kr, that's why I kind of wonder if I'm reading too much into it. In class??? I've been "approached" during office hours and over email (back in my young, sexay days), but in class? Odd. (Granted, he's probably around 18, so what does he know from decorum?)

Maybe he's just a plant from the local tobacco corporation.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous kr said...

Maybe he's just a plant from the local tobacco corporation.

only if he's 2 hott 4 words ;)

back in the day (1997), D knew a couple of hot women whom Marlboro paid like $300/day to (dress sexy and) drive around to bars in a tricked-out bright red Marlboro truck (plus they got free smokes to smoke and hand out)

and here I bet you thought beer billboards were bad for feminism ;) : P!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

LOL! Sounds like he hasn't learned the art of subtlety quite yet, but it still seems quite bold to basically be telling your teacher "I was hoping you'd get off on this".

If he makes another move and you really want to quash him, be sure to make mention of your husband in the next response.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Seriously, Jade? They don't care. All of the guys who have approached me have either known about the spouse or have continued their suit after finding out. It's weird.

Another TA was asked out, and she said, "I'm married." The guy actually responded, "Are you happily married?"

9:32 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Punchline, Jade: I nearly forgot to mention that one guy, when I told him I was married, responded, "He's a very lucky man!"

9:39 AM  

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