Today, one of my students, Han-na mistakenly called me Mr. Mailer. Whether or not it was a Freudian slip of the tongue, a simple English pronunciation mistake, or that Han-na’s English proficiency is much better than she has led me to believe in class, I will try and live up to the mistaken identity.
On the other hand, maybe there is something to this mistaken identity. Hold onto your socks folks for a Twilight Zone-esque connection (cue the Twilight Zone theme music: “dee-dee-dee-dee-dee….”). Mailer’s first writing endeavor was a 250-page story about an invasion from Mars when he was in elementary school. My first writing endeavor was also a story about an invasion from Mars when I was in elementary school!