SEK is substituting for his co-author/course director, so he when he walks into class, he doesn’t know which students are supposed to be there and which aren’t … and there’s one that certainly isn’t. SEK doesn’t know that yet. It is imperative for the reader to read said student’s voice like this:
SEK walks to the Smart Podium and begins to open the images and videos he will be projecting on the wall during class. MR. HELLO! approaches him.
MR. HELLO! HELLOOOO! Will YOOOOU be doing the teaching of THIS writing class today?
SEK: I’m the sub. I was told you were expecting me.
OTHER STUDENTS: We are.
MR. HELLO! I am not INNNN this writing class, I am considering adding a writing class to my portfolio this quarter. May I add THIS writing class?
SEK: I’m just the sub. You’d need to ask the teacher.
SEK explains course policy about adding this deep into the quarter.
MR. HELLO! But I am thinking of adding THIS writing course THIS quarter.
SEK: Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t add you to this class this quarter, because I’m not the teacher. I’m just the sub.
MR. HELLO! But what I DOOOO want to know is, what will I DOOOO in this writing class?
SEK politely informs MR. HELLO! of what generally goes on in the composition department. The other students—the ones actually enrolled in the class—begin to fidget.
MR HELLO! So what YOOOOU are telling me is that when I add THIS writing class, I will be DOOOOING writing. How much writing will I be DOOOOING in THIS writing class, counting by WORDS.
OTHER STUDENTS: At least two thousands words a week.
MR HELLO! So what YOOOOU are telling me is that when I add THIS writing class, I will be DOOOOING more writing than it is normal to DOOOO.
SEK: I can’t add you to this writing class, because I’m just the sub, and it’s already a little too late in the quarter to add.
MR HELLO! So what YOOOOU are telling is that when I add THIS writing class, I will be—
SEK: I can’t add you to this class—
MR HELLO! But when you DOOOO—
SEK checks the clock and sees that it’s about a minute after class should’ve started.
SEK: I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to ask you leave.
MR HELLO! So what YOOOOU are telling is me is that when I DOOOO return on Monday to add this class, YOOOOU will be adding me to it.
SEK: I’m just the sub, and I’m subbing for the course director, but I can assure you, she’s not going to let you add this late in the quarter.
MR HELLO! But when I DOOOO see you on Monday, YOOOOU will—
OTHER STUDENTS: Enough already! Just leave!
MR HELLO! (addressing SEK) I will be seeing YOOOOU on Monday.
SEK: Alright then, you do that.
MR HELLO! leaves. SEK stands in front of the class that isn’t his with his mouth agape and his eyes agog.
SEK: I didn’t get the best night of sleep last night, so I’m just wondering did I just nod off or did that actually just happen?