On the first day of class in Databases, we were asked to write down three expectations for ourselves and three expectations for the professor. We also had to write our names onto the card. In my usual, “I doubt they read this stuff style” (think French journals circa 2002-2003), I wrote down that the professor should:

“Host an end of year party themed around Russia, databases, or some other random topic”

Today, the professor was reading out some of the expectations and rumors that folks turned in on Thursday, and lo and behold read mine out loud to the class. It got a good chuckle, and the professor said it made her happy to read, but for one second I definitely thought that I was in trouble.

Maybe I’ll learn and stop doing these things because professors actually read these things. But I won’t. What’s the fun in taking things too seriously?