Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The Accident.

I remember one of the worst days of my life. I was blamed for something I did not do and being accused of doing it by the teachers pet of course I was not going to be believed. 

I remember this because somebody I spoke to on FB remembered the incident and to all intents and purpose still believed that it was in fact the case. 

I can remember how upset I was at the time and could not understand at all why I was being blamed. I later discovered that the person blaming me was being bullied by the class bully to do just that. 

This reminded me of another true event. 

 A nine-year-old boy was sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet.
He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it..
When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.  
The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and and wonders what he can do, I need help now!   
He looks up  and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.
The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you,  Thank you."
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.
All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. 
But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else – Susie.  She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. 
“You’ve done enough, you fool!”
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”
Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”
All of us go through all good and bad things in life.  We should always remember how we felt when we were in same condition and should not mock others for being in it.  
Always try to understand their situation as if you are in it and help much as possible hoping that today you are in a condition to help someone who needs it.

Have a good day and avoid accidents. 

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