During Check In for Speech class:
"Hi, I'm Waterhouse, and I'm super excited that we don't have a speech meet this weekend."
Gasps of (mostly) mock shock and horror from the students.
"But, Waterhouse! Don't you love us?" they exclaim.
"Those two things are not mutually exclusive," I say.
"How can you say that?" they exclaim.
"I can still love you and want two days away from you," I say.
"But what will you do without us?" they ask.
"Not speech!" I say.
Hello, weekend. I've missed you.