This story is just too good to pass up. I hope you enjoy...
I defended my thesis on Monday (will post about this later, when I am out of revision purgatory) and bought a new dress for the occasion. I got a great deal at Ross--$27 for an Calvin Kline dress! It is black, knee length and fitted with cap sleeves and a square neckline. It is the epitome of the little black dress, if you know what I mean: classy and sexy. Paired with sheer black stockings and black heels, I was feeling good!
I got a lot of compliments from my friends, coworkers, and even my thesis chair. My students also told me I looked nice.
That's when the trouble started...
I have a Korean student that I adore. He is so funny, fun, and a joy to have in class. Although he speaks excellent English, he doesn't always "get" slang references or when to use certain words at the best time.
I was standing in front of him checking his homework when he asked, "Is hot degrading?"
I had just teased him about wearing two collared shirts at the same time (???) so I thought he was referring to being too warm.
"No," he clarified. "Is calling someone "hot" degrading?"
Knowing he is trying to figure out relationships (especially with a super cute girl in the class) I said, "Well, not always. It really depends on the context."
"Well, in that case, you look hot."
My head shot up and I immediately replied, "Ok! well, that is a little inappropriate" as I turned five shades of red.
The girls sitting on either side of him burst out laughing, as did I.
I got a kick out of sharing the story with the rest of the graduate assistants.
Of of my friends said, "Ok, you have a new title now: "Hot GSA mom!"
I'll take it. :)