Hook, Line, and Sinker

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.


Anonymous said...

What a great moment. And how awesome that he took the time to tell you that.

Anonymous said...

That has to make teaching worthwhile...for at least a day! :)


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