today, one of my students was sneaking out of the bathroom. when i asked him to flush and put the seat down, he got this deer in the headlights look. not unlike a kid that's done something wrong. not terribly wrong, like caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
"i didn't go to the bathroom."
"well, then what were you doing in the bathroom?"
"um, it's kind of embarrassing..."
we quietly walk back into the bathroom, i half-close the door, and motion for him to whisper it in my ear.
quiet as a mouse came the explanation, "i had to fart."