One of my colleagues had to deal with a very tearful girl today. The girl in question had started her period unexpectedly and went to the office to see if she could get a pad. (They've got a huge stash in there). She didn't have any money on her so wasn't allowed to have one and was sent back to her lesson. Needless to say, an hour later she was sopping wet, embarassed and extremely upset. They wouldn't let her go home to get changed and by the end of the day was distraught and unable to sit down for fear of leaving an embarrasing wet patch. Have we lost the plot or what?!