This guy exudes nothing but happiness and good vibes! Is there a better person to spend time with around at our school?
First class of the day and most of us are half-asleep: John Michael is smiling.
Last class of the day and most of us are worn out: John Michael is laughing.
Tests are handed back (and Jean Michael did well): appreciative words from John Michael.
Tests are handed back (and Jean Michael did not so well): self-deprecating jokes from John Michael.
The thought of John Michael being surly or irritable is actually pretty funny. I'd almost LIKE to see it.
John Michael is so darn likeable that even when I SHOULD be disappointed in him, I can't be. Consider this conversation from yesterday when he and Sebastian V arrived very late to class on a snowy, snowy day.
Me: Hey Guys. Welcome to class.
John Michael: Thanks
Me (joking): So late!
John Michael: I know.
Me: How long were you stuck on the Skytrain?
John Michael: I wasn't on the Skytrain. I was at Starbucks the whole time.
Now, I THINK there was some valid excuse for this response but, to tell the truth, I never even heard it. I didn't NEED to. How could I even (EVER!) try to be angry at John Michael?
It's been a pleasure to teach you, John Michael. May you never lose your good nature, your quick smile, and your ability to laugh at yourself. All the best to you!!