I had a lesson with three regular pink and orange level students today. We went through the loop smoothly as they had been used to our style of coaching and were quite comfortable with each other’s company.
As I heard two of them talking about movies in the lobby before the class, I asked if they knew what day it was today. While the girls looked rather confused at my question, the guy’s face lit up and whispered ‘Harry Potter!’ yes, I replied with a big smile and everyone broke out laughing. ‘In fact,” he reached into his bag and pulled out a green ticket envelope, “I have already bought 3 tickets.” The girls’ eyes widened when they saw what he had in the envelope, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix tickets!!!
“For us?” I grabbed his envelope and asked with a grin.
“ehh… ok….” He looked at the tickets longingly and finally said with a painful look.
“Well, thank you so much! It’s so nice of you!” I was waiting for him to say “You are welcome!” (one-point from the previous lesson). He looked at the girls for help, who by now already knew my intention because they saw the one-point on the board. The poor guy was so focused on his tickets that he didn’t even look at the board! When one of the girls pointed at the board, he finally realized and laughed with a relief, “you are welcome!”
“Good work! Now you can have your tickets back!” I smiled and apologized to him for scaring him like that, “I saw the movie yesterday and it was fantastic! I am sure your daughter will enjoy it!” Yes, I remembered he said he was taking his daughter to see Harry Potter last week.