Never a good sign....
... when every teacher you encounter in the hallway is slumped against the lockers with their heads drooping on their necks like a jack-in-the-box.
... when a kid who just doesn't understand why she doesn't have an A in your class says to you, after you've been discussing the presidency of Nixon for almost a week, says, "Wait-- you mean Nixon was a Republican?????"
.... when an AP approaches you and starts making jokes and then says, "Listen, I have a great proposition for you...."
Run. Run and hide.