My students think I am weird.
This fact surfaced as we had a discussion about jeans. I admitted to them that I do not own a pair and have not in five years. They said that is "unAmerican." They suggested that I rush out tonight and buy a pair--or at least a pair of "jorts." (Apparently, this is their term for jean shorts.)
They wanted to know what I wear when I am not at work. I decided not to tell them that I live in ugly track suits and pajama pants.
While we were on the topic of my strangeness, I admitted that I also don't have a Facebook account and, even more shocking to them, that we don't have TV.
They were truly beside themselves.
"What do you do when you are not working???"
This made me smile. As if Facebook and TV are the only things that adults have to do in their spare time.
I remember the carefree days of youth: no housework, no grocery shopping, no church responsibilities, no meetings to attend, no meals to cook or bills to pay or car to take to the shop, etc. etc. etc...
In any event, I do think I will buy some jeans one of these days.