Friday, January 22, 2016
Too Dark for Brown Eyes
I was doing my usual walk-around, making sure all the students were on task. A couple of them were fiddling with their monitors. Occasionally, students will start playing with the controls on the monitors, so I stopped to see what was the matter. (Sometimes things break...)
"We're adjusting the brightness. It's too dark for our dark brown Mexican eyes..."
Which was one of the silliest things I'd heard in a while.
Me: "Too dark for brown eyes? I have brown eyes, too..."
They had been facing away from me. Now they turned around. Peered into my eyes.
"Oh, you do! For some reason, I thought your eyes were blue."
*shaking my head* If they wanted to adjust the brightness on their monitors, I wasn't going to stop them. But they find excuses for just about everything.