In the middle of an independent work lesson, one of my male students says, "Ms. Foti, do you have a period?"
A female student sitting nearby burst out laughing.
At the same time, my phone rang. My class and I were laughing so hard that my colleague on the other end starting laughing.
Once I got off the phone, I asked the male student how old he thinks I am. I mean, forty might be "old," but it ain't OLD.
So I asked why he was asking. With tomato-red face, he responded, "That's not what I meant! Do you have a class next period?"
Oh, the joys of middle school. TGIF.