Jay: Ms. A., I don’t like your hair color. You should change it.
Me: Jay, I don’t like your nose. You should change it.
Whole Class: Ooooh!
Jay: That wasn’t very nice!
Jay: I guess I wasn’t very nice, either, huh? Never mind. Your hair’s okay I guess. I mean, if you like it.
Me: And your nose is okay I guess — if you like it.
Whole Class: [giggles]
Jay [heavy sigh]: Can I just say I’m sorry and go sit down?
Me: That would probably be a really good idea.