Hello smorkle...I'm awfully sorry for the delay, my Internet had gone kaput, actually. Thanks you and Agne for replying, it's much more appreciated than you could imagine. Yup, I'm battling this daily almost, and I'm constantly trying to divert my thoughts, but then again yesterday, I saw him and couldn't help hanging around his office like a fool. You're right, it's foolish and pointless. Btw, I cannot tell my friends anything; this particular guy is MUCH despised in our class for his partial grading; in fact, we had submitted long list of written complaints against him in our previous semester and that had snowballed into a nasty thing. Everyone is relieved that he's no longer in our class, so my saying anything of the sort would mean that I'm trying to....you know....prepare to suck up or something. PS: He's 40 year old.