A student asked to meet me about his paper today. I only have the few minutes after the lecture before I dash off campus, so I said I could meet him before. Before, of course, is valuable study time for me: 7-9:30 am, when I get my reading done for another class -- after the harrowing experience of forcing myself up at 5:30 to beat traffic and get to school on time.
He just laughed at the idea. "I'm not a morning person," he said.
I just gave him that look everyone used to give me, which I used to think was understanding.
Now I know what it really means.