I should have thought to add the trigger warning notation. Mrs. Gerstle’s had an off week. I love that phrase of yours. . . “a great confidence in my perceived needs.” That’s a keeper. I once read a short story in which the author stated he had a “deep inarticulate need.” Let’s see if I can find it. . .
Ron Carlson — The Hotel Eden. It’s an excellent story. worth a read.
Your chocolate cake prank is one for the record books. I always sat in the back of the class and would have been amazed to see that one unfolding. You had a lot of nerve.