Cut people some slack. Really, you never know what kind of a day they’re having, how bad their insomnia is, whether they’ve suffered a major loss, or whatever other darkness they carry.
Paul had an iPod in class, and earbuds in his ears. This is a no-no, and standard procedure is to temporarily confiscate it for the day. I reached out my hand, and he gave me a steely glare and said “It’s mine. I’m NOT handing it to you.”