For Zenon

Handed out an in-class essay yesterday and told students to write their name and date at the top.

Student: Do you care about the date?

Me: What?

Student: Do you care if we put a date?

Me: I JUST told you to write your name and the date.

Student: But does it matter WHICH date?

Me: (sarcastically) No, write whatever date you want so that I get confused when grading your paper.

Student: Okay. The year is 3055; the year of champions; the year of ZENON.

Me: ……what is happening.

Student: Sometimes I like to imagine a new date to make things more exciting.

(Now going through the essays, I see that a few of my students made up dates in a similar fashion. Yay for encouraging creativity? Sigh.)

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