Today, my heart skipped a beat.
I was busy helping a student with her paperwork when another student slowly whispered to me that our new principal just walked in. I felt all my hair stood up! That was a standard reaction of mine. I just feel hot and cold at the same time whenever I am surprised - be it by a friend, a principal or a stranger.
I took a deep breath, walked to a table to talk to another student and got ready to greet him when lo and behold - he was gone!