In April we did a Joy of X concert at Kenilworth Public School and at the end one of the teachers came up to me and asked, "Would it be fine if the children get autographs on their booklets?" (Everyone at our concerts gets a booklet of songs and activities.)
"Of course," I replied, a little excited.
In education you sometimes get some polite applause after a presentation, but requests for autographs are quite rare.
As the children lined up in a long row in front of me, I was thinking, "Do I just sign my name, or do I add a comment as well?"
My experience as a university professor just hasn't prepared me for such situations.
Then the line stared moving and the children ... walked right past me ... and headed to where Ian and Ryan were standing.