An Apple a Day Keeps Somnolence Away
My extremely funny forever witty former student D. stopped by my room early in the morning as I watchfully stood at my classroom door to keep students from canoodling in the hall and intimidate anyone who dared infringe the dress code with my mean teacher look that freezes them dry. Here is our conversation:
D: How are you doing?
Me: Still trying to wake up.
D.: Did you have coffee?
Me: I didn’t. I only drink it when I’m tired.
D.: You shouldn’t. You’d get addicted.
Me: An apple has the same arousing effect as coffee only without the caffeine.
D.: I’ll bring you an apple tomorrow.
The next day, D. comes again in the morning with a Ziploc bag that has two apples still carrying the cold of the refrigerator.
D.: You didn’t think I was serious. Did you?
Me: No, I didn’t.
D.: One is a Fugi, the other is a Honeycrisp. Which one would you like?
Me: I’ll take this one (pointing to the Honeycrisp). Thank you so much!
That gesture made me so happy. D. is now a senior and is kicking butt in French IV. I’m glad I taught him.
I ate my apple that afternoon right when I started getting tired. It had a near-instant waking effect on me.