So next Thursday for Pi day, students are voting for their favorite teacher to get pied in the face. I would normally not participate in this kind of thing, but a student put me on the spot asking in front of the class if she could put me on the "ballot" and explaining that the money would go to kids with cancer. I would feel like a jerk saying no. There are ten of us in the running, and whoever has the most money in their jar gets pied. It's being billed as "Pie your favorite teacher", but I don't get why you would want to do that to your favorite teacher. It's just not my cup of tea---I hate being the center of attention. I'm sure it's all in good fun, but I guess I just don't get it. What are your thoughts on these types of events?