(Some people probably *could* die from phobia-cum-panic-attack right?)
Anyway, here is a little summary of how my presentation went:
Me: [Presentation! Research! Charts! Data! BLAHBLAHBLAH] And, that's pretty much it...I guess that's "The End!"
Students: [Uproarious OVATION!]
Me: [BlushBlushHIVES.] So, any questions?
StudentX: [Gruff voice, sitting in the back corner.] Um, yeah, I've got a question here...
StudentX: Well, if you look back at slide 13, it appears you've got some confusion about the M-DASH and the N-DASH...do you know the difference...?
Me: [Unsure if I heard him correctly.] I'm sorry, did you say EM-DASH?
StudentX: [Bastardly Smirk. Breathy, sighing laugh. Flipping papers.] Heh, Yeah...riiiight...well, let me show you...
Me: [Meekly. Dry throat. HIVESHIVESHIVES.] Oh...right....sure, thank you.
Sure, he was editing my PowerPoint. Sure, he was condescending and pompous. But it's not like he was charging me for it or anything. And, in fact, I'm pretty sure he was totalling coming on to me.
NOTE: For those of you who are still confused, here is an EN DASH:
And here is the EM DASH:
I was half expecting him to slowly take off his shirt while he queued up his iPod to some Jamiroquai. He was SO flirting.
For those of you interested, my little gig on The Man Time Show will be tomorrow at 1pm EST. But if you don't hear it live, those guys put up the podcast pretty quickly thereafter, so don't fret. But you should probably completely clear your schedule just in case.