9:45 AM in the classroom.
Teacher: You’re late.
Student: I know.
Teacher: Get up late?
Student: Not late. Five AM actually.
Teacher: FIVE! You’re kidding me. FIVE! What WERE you doing?
Student: Stuff. Just stuff. Like choosing what clothes to wear today.
Teacher: Five hours to choose clothes and get to school! You’re, what 50 minutes…?
Student: Forty, actually. But I went home once.
Teacher: Huh, Forgetting…?
Student: Didn’t forget. Got halfway here and then realized my T shirt color wasn’t right so I went back to change.
Teacher: You’re joking me.
Student: Not really. It’s true. Sorry.
Teacher: Sorry’s not in my dictionary. Not for this sort of excuse.
Student: Hmm, guess not. Well, sorry anyway.
I am NOT making this up. Male students are crossing gender behavior lines. The teacher can do no more than express incredulity in two protestations that this is all just a put-on: “You’re kidding me!” “You’re joking me.”