I ran into this little anecdote watching a Biography
of the actor Peter Falk
It seems that one day in Falk's Ossining, NY
school, the teacher of Peter's class had to go to the office for some reason or another. She asked Peter to watch the class while she was away.
Now, many of you may not know that Peter Falk lost an eye when he was a toddler
. But the kids in school certainly did; he was the continual butt of jokes.
So Peter walked up to the desk, removed his glass eye
, and placed it on the desk facing the class. Upon which he said:
"I've got my eye on you."