Eventually, the rhythm is, in fact, going to get you.
Witness a class I have right now. Sometimes, I allow the impromptu waving of hands and sharp head turns while I am teaching. Sometimes, I can't handle it and wonder if perhaps I should get a spoon for the mouths of my students so that they don't swallow their tongues mid convulsion. I don't wonder this out loud, mind you, I just wonder.
Then, when they are left to work on their own, the impromptu jig is accompanied by music. Yesterday, the song of choice seemed only to have one phrase, "Where'd you get that hat!?". So we're silently typing away at narrative essays when the silence is broken by the song du jour...
"Where'd you get that hat!?"
...and it's funny. Somehow, this is hilarious (to everyone but me). I smile good naturedly and calmly ask that we keep quiet so that we can concentrate on our writing.
"But Ms Educat, It's a song!!"
Oooohhhh. So your outburst is justified if it can somehow be tied to music?
I like to let my mind wander and think of song lines that might just spring unannounced from my mouth. I like to think it might be some 1980's alternative music or perhaps show tunes...
What do you think?