After a while Yama Arashi rose again. "Allow me to add something that I neglected to mention earlier. On the night in question, the night duty attendant left his post to bathe at the onsen. I consider this inexcusable. Having accepted caretaking responsibility for the school, to take advantage of the lack of oversight and slip out to bathe in an onsen, of all places, is utterly disgraceful. Setting the students aside, I request that the principal reprimand the person in question for this action."
An odd fellow. Just when I felt exonerated, he immediately proceeds to divulge my misstep. Thinking nothing of it, and knowing firsthand of a precedent, I'd assumed such behavior was customary when I set out for the onsen. I understood now how my action was inappropriate. There was no choice but to accept their censure. I stood up again. "It's true that I went to the onsen while on night duty. This was wrong. I apologize." As I sat back down, the room filled with laughter yet again. Every time I opened my mouth they found it amusing. What a nasty bunch. They would never affirm their own faults publicly as I had, so they enjoyed a laugh at my expense.