Today in a mild confusion, I reprimanded a student (who I thought was actually supposed to be in class) for not working. I tried to do it nicely, basically pulling a guilt trip by saying, “what would you be doing if your teacher was in this library?” But of course a few minutes later I find out that these two students were not actually with the class in the other library and therefore were just here on a free period. So I went over the students and apologized, informing them that I had thought they were actually with a class. But then instead of brushing me off, acting annoyed, etc, the student actually THANKED me for the reprimand, saying “oh I should have been doing this homework anyways!”
Dear Lord, I think I have died and gone to heaven.