The other day a student and I were discussing teacher salaries, and he was mentioning that teachers don't get paid nearly enough, and that I probably don't earn much. I responded (thinking of how it seems to not be getting any better), "yea, it's all going to pot". He got a disbelieving look on his face, and after I understood his confusion, I explained the meaning of the saying. ... Now whenever he sees me, he teases me on how I spend my paycheck.
Another student was semi-grumpy because I wouldn't let him leave class to go to the other side of the campus to get his math notebook. After some grumbling about how life was unfair, he looked at me and said with a stern voice, "ENGLISH Rocks".