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SOMETIMES WHEN YOU THROW A BALL: IT BOUNCES BACK

Last term, I noticed I had a deep-seated dislike for one of my teachers at school. What was her offence? She scolded me in front of the class for performing poorly in her subject. I was livid about what she did, therefore, I decided that I was never going to pay attention in her class.

Each day in class, she laboriously stood in front of the class explaining concepts and theories, while I drifted away to another world. I came up with a series of excuses to miss her class on purpose. No one knew what I was doing because everyone thought I was genuinely sick.

In my mind, I thought I was punishing her for how she spoke to me in class. Boy was I wrong! Examinations were around the corner and I had no notes to study. I immediately realized how foolish I have been the whole time.

I went from classmate to classmate looking for notes to study for the exam. No one was ready to help me because everyone was busy studying for the examination.  I was lost and didn’t know who else to turn to for help.

Eventually, I had an idea of what to do, but it involved going to my teacher to speak to her about my predicament. I thought about it for days with great fear, I mean, how does one explain such nonsense to another person?

Finally, I gathered up the courage to speak to my teacher about my predicament. To be honest, I didn’t expect the reaction I got from her. She apologized for making me feel that way towards the subject and offered to give me extra tutoring after school.

 

As expected, I bearly passed the subject but I learnt a valuable lesson. I learnt that people scold you because sometimes, they genuinely love you and want to you do better.

 

 

 

January 28, 2020

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