Strawberry heart cussioned against life's blows in a tissue on my desk

Colleague: Young-In? Lets go home!

Me: Oh no, teacher…I still have a lot of work to do. Its not 5pm yet.

Colleage: Thats OK. Lets go!

(other colleagues snigger behind their computer screens, sound of papers)

Me: Teacher, I can’t. I must finish my lesson plans.

after a few minutes…

Colleague: Young-In shi, do you like strawberries?

Me: Yes, teacher.

(scratching around in the staffroom fridge)

Colleague: Here. (presenting an ice cold giant red strawberry) Its my heart.

general giggles and sniggers from behind computer screens

Thats how.