I'm so enjoying my class. There are some right characters and already I have laughed until I have cried (after the event - wouldn't hurt their feelings for the world).
Here's one. As always, names are totally concealed.
Me to Sparky Little Boy (and rest of table): How's it going? Everyone OK?
SLB: (somewhat abuptly and off-handedly) Fine . . .
Me: (a bit on my professional high horse) You mean 'fine, thank you, Mrs Clark'!
Me: (rapidly deflating) er - oh, good!
This was the lad who came to me later and asked 'What are brains for, Mrs Clark?' and after a simple explanation 'How do they work?'
What a star!!! He will go far!