Late last night--OK, very early this morning--I was heading home from a friend's place. It was about a half-hour drive, and I decided I was a little peckish and needed a snackie-snack to get me through 300, the movie I was going to finish when I got home. At about 1:45 I pulled into the local Taco Bell and placed an order for a few items from the dollar menu.
As soon as I got to the window to pay, the employee animatedly said, "Mr. Miller!" I recognized his face but not his name; turns out he is the friend of a former student of mine, and they both graduated a few years ago. We had a brief chat, both of us seemingly pleased to see an unexpected familiar face at almost 2 in the morning.
It's a small perk of being a teacher.
Teachers, where's the most surprising place you've run into a former student?