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The teacher stopped her lecture midsentence. She swallowed a sigh.
“Yes, Paul?” she asked, desperately trying to hide her exasperation.
“What if it’s a list of a list? How does that affect the equation?”
Veronica saw the class roll their eyes collectively, and she wished she could do the same. Paul was a pochemuchka if there is ever was one. His incessant questions were the talk of the teachers’ lounge every year.
“Why don’t we save the enrichment questions for later, Paul?” Veronica said.
“Okay,” Paul replied, his smug and self-congratulating smile making several of the other students retch silently.