I was with my family and friends at the local Trivia Night, which is a total nerd way to spend a Saturday night.
Some guy came up to the table and asked, "Are you [Mei Flower]?"
"Yeeesss?" I replied. I hate that question.
"You probably don't remember me," he said, "but you were my tenth grade English teacher."
"Uh ... no, I'm sorry," I said. It's been ten years since I've taught sophomores.
"Well, I just wanted to let you know that you had a real impact on me. I thought it was sorta boring at first, but you really made me think, and I just wanted to say thanks."
I couldn't thank him hard enough for saying those words, exactly when I needed them.
The rewards are few, you guys, VERY few. But they are sweet.