#3: Fun with water
The door to the bathroom stays closed most of the day. The tards know that they
need to talk to one of the aides or myself if they have to use it. Each tard is
allowed to use the restroom 4 times a day, unless they have some sort of medical
The "4 times a day" rule was
started because of Kunte. Kunte always tries to ask different aides if he
can leave to use the bathroom. He must ask each aide at least five times a day.
Because of this I now keep track of his bathroom usage on the board. I put a
check next to his name each time he goes to the bathroom, this way each aide
knows if he's used up all his restroom privileges.
Recently I found out why he goes to the bathroom so much.
One morning, I put one of my
aides in charge and left to grab a Pepsi from the teachers lounge. As I pass the
bathroom I hear frantic splashing and heavy breathing. I knock on the door and
ask if everything is OK, the splashing immediately stops. I realize something is
up and open the door to see what's going on.
I find Kunte in one of the
stalls, on his knees and covered in toilet water. I asked him what he was doing.
had been dunking his head in the toilet, flushing, and trying to drink as much
as he can. When I asked him why, he responded, "I saw Charles do it."
I walked him down to the office and called his father. I told him that he was
apparently emulating a friend or sibling named Charles, and that they might want
to do something about it. The father proceeded to tell me that Charles was the
I had to hang up, it was
just too funny.
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