Teachers, When A Student 'Asks' To Go Bathroom, They're Not Really Asking; It's A Warning

Teachers, When A Student 'Asks' To Go Bathroom, They're Not Really Asking; It's A Warning

This is the story of how I pooped my pants... twice... in one day... within a three hour period.

This is the story of how I pooped my pants… twice… on the first day of school… within a three-hour time frame and all because my teacher refused to let me go. Also, this is incredibly embarrassing to tell, but here goes.

On the first day of school, I had really bad IBS. However, it being the first day, my mother, of course, didn’t believe me. She must have thought I was just nervous, so naturally, I was sent to school. Within minutes of class starting, I felt a tightness in my stomach. I knew I was going to poop. Being the considerate child that I am, I didn’t want to disrupt the class and learning environment, so I did my very best to hold it in. When I couldn’t hold it any longer, I raised my hand and very politely and calmly asked to use the restroom. Now, my teacher did not have the sensitivity to understand the dire need of my bowels. She replied, “Class just started you can hold it.”

Here’s a tip for any teachers reading this. When a child asks to go to the bathroom, they aren’t really asking for permission; they’re basically saying, “Poop will happen, it’s your choice where.”

At this point, I’m bursting at the seams, and so the poop happens. Again, I raise my hand with slight annoyance and repeat, "I really need to go to the bathroom.” Again she says I can hold it. (But at this point I really can't.) So I had to come clean. I had to say in front of everyone in my third-grade class, "I pooped my pants, I really need to go to the bathroom." I was immediately sent to the clinic. As I walked down the aisle, I could feel the judging eyes following my butt as I walked out the door. In the clinic, I cleaned myself off, changed into a new pair of underwear (thank you, Mrs. Morris) and put the soiled undergarments in a bag before walking back to class. I sat down like nothing had happened, and the next three hours went by very smoothly… then lunch happened.

I ate lunch and immediately knew that something had gone very wrong. So, I went back to the teacher and asked to use the bathroom. She hadn't learned her lesson from my first poop session, so again, she says no. I tell her that this is an emergency. She still said no. I had to wait until the bathroom pass was free, and by that point, we already know what happened. Let’s say it together: poop happened. I went to the clinic again, and this time, the clinic lady was slightly concerned. I got another pair of underwear from the clinic and took my soiled underwear back to class in a plastic bag. I just had enough. I start bawling my eyes out. I was completely inconsolable. And again, I was sent to the clinic… and basically stayed there for the whole day. Then, I went home with two bags of poopy underwear. I told you so, Mom. Needless to say, it was not a great first day of school.

The moral of this story is for all teachers and future educators out there. Remember, if a student is asking to go to the bathroom, you should probably let them go, or be prepared to deal with the poop pandemonium.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale

Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting

Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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8 Things I Will Appreciate A Little More About My School Going Into Senior Year

Because some day I won't get these things back.


There are so many phenomenal aspects of my school that I have taken for granted over the past three years. Going into my senior year, here are 8 things I will cherish and appreciate a little more:

1. The opportunities.

There are endless opportunities to participate in a variety of organizations. You won't get the chance to be apart of whatever you want anywhere else.

2. My sorority.

I will miss them and cherish them the most. I won't get all of these good times back, so I'll live it up while I still can. I love these girls more than anything else at this school. I have found my home away from home and the most incredible group of friends I have ever met.

3. The beauty of the campus.

It's what draws everyone's eyes to Longwood. Every building and architecture is absolutely beautiful.

4. The closeness of the students.

Because of the smallness of the school, you know almost every face. This makes our school like a family and extra special.

5. The traditions.

You do not find unique traditions like Longwood's anywhere else. Some may be a little strange, but that's what makes this school so interesting.

6. Bonus dollars.

Only one more year of these babies saving my life.

7. The rich history.

This school started as an all-girls college, so seeing what it is now and learning what happened in between is incredible.

8. The smallness of Longwood.

Not only is it a great feeling to see a friendly face walking down campus every day, but building relationships with your professors due to the small class sizes makes your learning experience that much better.

I hope you find something special about your school going into your final years before the real world. I know I sure did.

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