Throwing Erasers at Students

From the category “I Really Don’t Recommend That Anyone Does This But It Sure Makes a Great Story Now”: I recently told my students about the time in Spring 2000 that, in the middle of class, I playfully threw an eraser at a wise-cracking student sitting in the back row…

…and I aimed about three feet above his head so that the eraser would richochet off the back wall…

…but the eraser kind of knuckleballed and inadvertently sailed barely over the head of the student sitting in front of him and then nailed him square in the chest…

…and I somehow kept a straight face as if I really had intended to peg him with a cloud of chalkdust…

…and, the next day, my students gave me a half-dozen new erasers for fresh ammuntion.

Ah, memories.

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