Heard on the Quad
I'm walking on the quad at Duke, leaving the Perk. Four young women talking in a cluster. Imagine a kind of Dopler effect in the following, as I walk past, and hear the following snippet:
"I can't believe she called on her like that."
"She always calls people out; I hate that."
"She calls on you if you make eye contact! It's terrible."
"But if you are looking down, she'll call on you. And she wants you to do the reading."
"I know! Such a witch!"
"I look almost at her, but a little off to the left. Stare like you are thinking. You want to look interested, but not too interested. That way, she won't call on you. She never calls on me."
And, by now I am out of earshot, receding. Feel free not to take any of my classes, ladies. I expect you to have done the readings, too.