(Student talking to a staff person at the vending machine)
Me (interrupting them): C’mon, dude, class started 5 minutes ago!
Student: —I don’t like white girls.
Me (taken aback): That was not the response I was expecting…
Student: No, wait, I was talking to (staff person) not you! …High five, Miss (he raises his hand)
Me (look of disbelief): I’m not going to high five you not liking white girls, dude.
Student: But you’re the best, I love you, you know I love you…
(He kept on with his professions of love and declarations of my magnificent teaching as I walked away, shoulders shaking with the laughter that his classmates didn’t bother to hide…)