Stranger: So why did you go into teaching?
Me: Well, it seemed like a rewarding way to… hey, I found five paperclips in my pocket!
Stranger: That’s nice. A rewarding way to what?
Me: Oh, you know, to help build a culture of… ooh, I forgot I had this paperclip in my hair!
Stranger: Uh-huh. A culture of…?
Me: A culture of curiosity and critical thinking, which our country so desperately… hold on, there’s this metallic taste in my mouth…
Stranger: Don’t tell me it’s a…
Me: Hey! A paper clip!
Stranger: Why do you have paperclips in all your clothing and bodily orifices?
Me: Ha! Yeah.
Stranger: No, seriously, why?
Me: Doesn’t that happen to everybody?