My class would sometimes say, in a respectful way, “Mr. Pedley, you’re crazy!” This was after I told them some weird story which was most often false but sometimes true.
My response would be “That is the first thing they ask you when you want to train to be a teacher.” “Are you crazy?” they say. If you admit that you ARE crazy you get immediate acceptance to the college of education.
Here is one crazy kamikaze teacher!