Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I walked over to talk to Elizabeth at lunch about the merits of upgrading. While we were crunching the numbers on the whiteboard, her students for the next class began to filter in and both of our mobile phones began ringing in alternation. Because we were trying to finish up our computations before the next class began, we didn't answer our phones.
Once we'd finished, I headed back to work and Elizabeth turned to her students and exclaimed, "See what you have to look forward to in life?!?"
The exuberant eighth grade boys expectantly responded, "Cell phones?"
"No," she said, "Math. Lots and lots of math."
"Oh, that," they said, with a noticeable dip in zest.