i took nearly as long, haha!
[ for a moment, he considers not answering. but he supposes, for the sake of avoiding the mistake in the future, he can allow a brief explanation. ]
It's my old teacher. I used to call him that--'Sensei.' [ still calls him that. but there isn't any inflection in his voice; no indication that this topic of conversation bothers him as much as it actually does. ] I wasn't fond of him.
[ it's probably fairly obvious, by his reaction the other day, that that's a bit of an understatement. ]