Friday, September 4, 2015
Teaching Assistant (Part 1)
Professor McLahlan never showed up for his classes. He just skirted the responsibility, forcing one of his teaching assistants to teach the class for him. For Advanced Geometry, this meant Li would be teaching. She was good at math, but struggled with her English. Jason groaned as he sat through her lessons. He often wished Professor McLahlan would actually show up for once. Heck, he was sure that he could do a better job at teaching this class than Li was doing. Just as he had this thought, a strange thing happened. Suddenly, he found himself at the front of the class, looking at a notebook filled with things written in Japanese. It took him a moment to figure it all out, but he soon realized that he had swapped bodies with Li. He literally now was teaching the class. With the eyes of the other students on him, he froze up. He was a good student and knew some of this stuff, but he hadn’t been paying enough attention to where Li had been and her notes were of no help. He could tell the class was growing impatient with him. He glanced at the notes again, but this time, the Japanese characters actually made some sense to him. He breathed a sigh of relief, but as he spoke, he did so with a thick accent. He was having trouble forming his words. He realized that he now may have understood Japanese, but now he was struggling with his English!