Two amazing things happened today. I overheard two students talking to one another, with one student saying, “Yeah, Harry Styles is Miss X’s boyfriend.”
I then gave said student a ride home. I always have Harry’s CD on repeat and Kiwi was playing when I started my car. I asked my student if they knew who it was. The conversation went as follows:
Me: Do you know who this is?
Student: I feel like I know who it is…like I know the sound but I don’t know the name. Have I heard it before?
Me: Probably not. But you know me. Who would I have playing in my car?
Student: Oh, it’s Harry Styles, isn’t it?
Me: It is Harry Styles, yes.
Student: I like that one song of his…the one with the signs.
Me: Sign of the Times?
Student: Yeah! That’s the one. It’s a really good song. Like it…it gets to you, y’know? And I don’t say that about a lot of songs, especially with those One Direction guys.
Me: Do you want me to play it right now?
Student: Yeah, I love that song. How do you have it right here? Is it hooked up to your phone?
Me: No, I have his CD.
Student: Oh. I didn’t know they even made those anymore. They play this song like four times every time I’m at work.
Me: So you like it, then?
Student: Yeah. You ever heard of James Arthur? I like his song. I never get sick of it. Four, five times they play it and I never get sick of it.
Me: Do you get sick of Harry’s song?
Student: First three times, I’m good. Then the fourth I’m like “Harry, man. We get it. It’s the times. We’re reading the signs, man. It’s gonna be okay.”
Me: I can understand that. It’s a pretty long song.
Student: I wonder what the rest of his songs sound like…
Me: I can burn you a copy of his CD if you want. Or I can gift it to you on iTunes, if you prefer that.
Student: I would really like that. He’s a cool guy, I bet. Like he wouldn’t snitch on you. Nah, Harry Styles wouldn’t snitch.