Passing period before 3rd period at the continuation high school. The teacher was out chaperoning a field trip to Crystal Cove for their citizen scientist program. (There's a video about it here.) And I was awaiting all six kiddos on the roster.
The bell rang... and I was still alone.
I marked everyone absent. I couldn't quite believe I had a "free" period.
And then a student walked in. One student.
Well, one is better than none. At least I no longer felt like I was cheating.