Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Still Laugh

"Ms. H. may I excuse myself?"

"Z. we just got back from our bathroom and water break."

"I need to excuse myself."

"Is it an emergency? We're right in the middle of writer's workshop. This is your special time during the day where you can just write. I'd hate for you to miss a single minute."

"Ms. H," she says in a whisper and leaning in close to me, "I need to pass gas."

Z. returns quickly and literally not even two minutes later....

"Ms. H, may I excuse myself again?"