Me: Hey! What's up?
Student (extending hand and striding purposefully into the room): Hi, Miss Huth. I'm a new student in your class. My name is Grace.
Me (tentatively returning handshake): Um, hi! Well, it's very nice to meet you, Grace.
Grace: Here's my schedule. I think I'm in your next class. Mod 3, right?
Me: Yes, mod 3 is first today.
Grace: What are you working on right now? I want to be able to catch up.
Me: Oh, we're in the middle of a research project.
Grace: Oh, I love doing research! It's so much fun, and I always learn so much!
Me: What?! Oh. Good. (Then, scanning schedule, slowly) Oh, Grace, um, I'm sorry but you're not my student . . .
Grace: Oh! I'm so sorry!
Me (sighing): Oh, it's no problem. The schedule is hard to figure out (sigh) Your class is next door (sigh). I'll take you there (sigh).
Grace: Oh, thanks so much! I appreciate all your help!
Me: You're very welcome. It was a pleasure to meet you, believe me (sigh).