Mr Lee,

You once said you couldn’t stand children. They were noisy, unreasonable creatures. Only after they entered JC, were they more acceptable.

As time passed, evidence surfaced that appeared to be inconsistent with your previous statement. You arranged an end-of-the-year exam for me as extra practice, and offered consultations to make up for my syllabus differences. How could this be? There was something fishy going on here. I realised I had been bamboozled.

I believe you when you say don’t like children. You love them.