[During the break in my second class, I read this CT post and the links. Upon returning to class...]
ME: Are there any questions about Jane Eyre? Because I've just discovered that professors can be dictators, and I don't want to oppress you in any way.
ENTIRE CLASS: [stares at me, agog]
STUDENT #1: Don't worry, fearless leader.
STUDENT #2: Sorry, we forgot to bow [makes bowing motions].
ME: Yeah, I was hoping for some salaams.
ENTIRE CLASS: [snickers]