It was 3rd period. One girl had a wad of tissue on her desk. She was coughing and she looked miserable. She had been absent yesterday. She probably should have stayed home today.
I don't remember why I said it. I'm sure something prompted it. I asked if she was sure she didn't have the flu.
The class was rather loud. Everyone was talking. So, I was surprised when the room went silent after I said it.
A couple students glanced sideways at her. I saw a boy go for the hand sanitizer (every class has a bottle of the stuff now). No one got too close.
Well, I guess we're all being careful. Even the teenagers.
And I couldn't let today pass without commenting. It's reverse sequential numbers day. 11-10-9.