Greg Donitzen, a science teacher in the US, shared a hilarious video on TikTok to show a note written on a school paper towel that was anonymously left on his desk at the end of the day.
As a teacher, standing in front of a class of young students and attempting to keep their attention for the entire day is a challenging enough task as it is.
But factor in an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction that seems to be the talk of the school and it might just become mission impossible.
One teacher was left mortified when he realised his unfortunate trousers blunder had been making the pupils laugh behind his back – and he only found out when one student left a note warning him about it right at the end of the day.
Greg Donitzen, a science teacher from Washington, D.C., shared a hilarious clip on TikTok writing ‘Thinking about that note a student left on my desk at the end of the day’, and it’s been viewed more than 1.6 million times.
The teacher can be seen with his hand over his mouth in embarrassment, before he shows the note scrawled on a school paper towel, reading: ‘You have a hole in your pants. All the kids are talking about it :│ .’
Being a good sport, Greg then shared a picture of his trousers, showing the back of them had split open slightly to expose his underwear as he lived every teacher’s worst nightmare.
He posted the clip in the hope that others in the profession would share their own mortifying moments as a form of therapy, as he asked: ‘Embarrassing teacher stories… this happen to anyone else?’
Thankfully for Greg, others obliged, as one teacher replied to say: “I had a student come up to me after class to let me know I should stop raising my arms because I had really bad sweat stains in my pits…”
A second wrote: “Haha. Yep have had that. Taught a class one day with zipper down almost the whole time.”
Someone else suggested: “My seventh grade history teacher ripped his pants in the middle of class. He put duct tape over them for the rest of the day.”
And others pointed out the note was a good sign, as one replied: “That kid respects you. He/she didn’t like that the kids were talking about it.”