So I have a teeny tiny problem with my students. It seems like they love taking photos. Specifically, they love taking photos of me while I'm teaching or when they think I'm not looking.
Thing is, camera's and mobile phones are not allowed during lessons at the institute. But people bring them anyway. The result is that every now and then I catch one or two sly bastards sneaking pics of me with their cellphone cameras. And when I reprimand them, they pretend to know nothing and then continue with their sneaky photography sessions.
Now, I'm the Queen of Kook, but even this is beyond me. I find it quite odd. Is this normal? This can't be normal. I get the whole being enamoured with your teacher thing... wondering what they're like as people, outside the class. I've been there, done that and got the stalker trail to prove it. But this is a whole new level of quirk. I don't think I have the user manual for this kind of freaky.
And forget about leaving my hair hanging loose or wearing earrings. It's like everyone wants to touch me or my hair - and being aware of the very stringent laws against flirting with students and vice versa, I ensure I have absolutely NO physical contact with any of them. Even the females. I don't even respond to any of the adoring "my teacher" comments.
I'm thinking if it continues like this, I may need to look for another job.
Anyways. So it must have been one hell of a party the other night because the following morning on the way to my car (to go to work), I found a note neatly folded and taped to the windscreen. It said "Please send me a message, if you don't mind. Just a message, nothing else. Here's my number:" I'm guessing it's one of the neighbours. I've been tempted to call the number but at the same time I don't want to open up a can of worms. To message/call or not to message/call... that is the question. WWYD?