I love my students. Whatever happens, they always know how to make me laugh. So here are some of the recent stories:
Student (describing a painting by Velasquez): So here we see some woman and she is breastfeeding this baby. And there are these three other men with gifts standing around them. I have no idea why he painted this.
Me: So who are the mother and the baby?
Student (indignantly): How should I know?
Me: Virgin Mary and Jesus.
Student (incredulously): You think??
Me: And this is yet another instance of the pernicious influence of the US in Latin America.
Student (in utter exasperation): Why, why do we, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, always have to mess with other people and cause them misery???
Me: You'are asking me?? Why do you, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, always have to do it?