Student Alpha: H, N, and I aren’t going to be here Thursday.
Me: Where are you going?
Student Alpha: To a competition.
Me: What kind of competition?
Student Alpha: A trebuchet one. Do you know what that is?
Me: Yes. A medieval weapon. Like a catapult.
Student Beta: Why would anyone think that is fun?
Me: (talking directly to student Beta) Everyone has his or her own idea of fun. You willingly get on a bull and let it slosh you around for 4 seconds and you think that is a lot of fun. But that wouldn’t be fun for me.
Student Omega: That is a really good point, Ms. Cornelius.
Me: Back to math.