Maria brought back Pez dispensers from her last trip to the States. This morning she put them in all the teachers' mailboxes. Later some of the Eastern teachers asked if the characters at the tops of the dispensers were how Maria viewed them. "Do you think I'm a man?" one asked. No joke. They were actually complaining about Maria's present, worried that she had meant something more with her candy and plastic. "No, you guys. They have nothing to do with what I think of you or what you look like."