My student brought in two bags of green tea KitKats today.
I was delighted, as were some of the students. Those who had never experienced them before were a bit confused. While all agreed that the original was good, the other package contained a bitter green tea version, or should I say an even more bitter green tea version.
It turned out that she brought them for one student who, sadly was finished on Friday. He was a charming young Brazilian, who had expressed interest in the chocolates. She seemed rather shocked that he was gone and probably regretted missing Friday’s class.
Sometimes, I forget that people can make a strong impression on other people, even in a short time. Both students and teachers routinely change. Maybe I have become a bit numb or even cynical.
So, you decide. Was it chocolate or a subtle nudge against my cynicism Today’s Perfect Moment?