I'm sure this happens to plenty of people who teach in J-Term. Well maybe not, but it happens to me. Every single year. My filter disappears. I just kind of assume that everyone I know will be excited to learn about the newest advances in HIV and other STDs. Guess what? Mostly they are not.
I singlehandedly brought conversation at a dinner party to a screeching halt the other day when I brought up the enchanting topic of drug resistant strains of gonorrhea. I loudly discussed the female condom on public transportation yesterday and it was not even 7:30 am.
I'm very grateful for my good friends who tolerate this on an annual basis. It can't be easy.
Now, do you want to hear about... Oh, you don't? Maybe later.