July 9, 2012
When I was in graduate school, one of my favorite English professors pulled me aside and asked me if I was dating anyone. I was with the man I thought at the time was the love of my life, so I told her I was in a relationship. She seemed disappointed to hear that, then told me she had hoped I could show her son, who wasn't from Marquette, around town. Later I told my boyfriend what she had asked, and he remarked that it would have been okay if I had gone--another warning sign I should have seen.