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I just wanted to thank you. Because of you, fifty other students on this campus have my name and my face memorized. That’s all they will ever care to know about me. Because of you they can spot me in crowded parties and outside the Mather breezeway. When I happen to bump into these random individuals – whose names I don’t remember because you weren’t as nice to them as you were to me – they nod knowingly as I try to introduce myself. “I remember you. You were in my class right? Hahaha!”