Yesterday, a student told me she had to leave class early because of a "last-minute beauty pageant."
Was she invited to participate at the last minute? Was the pageant put together at the last minute? "Hey, it's Friday afternoon. What could we do?" "I know, we could have a beauty pageant!" "Yeah, cool!"
I don't know and I don't want to know. Hence, I didn't ask. I don't think I even blinked (two years ago, my eyes would have bugged out and then fallen out of my head.) I smiled and said, "Okay. See you next week."
Would someone please let me know what planet this is and when the next shuttle comes so I can get back to earth? Thanks.