Thursday, January 29, 2009

365 # 145: Chris T.

I think it was the first time I had ever felt embarrassed, not for myself, but for someone else. It was first grade, and you were the worst student in the class. You never raised your hand, and never had the right answer when called on, no matter how simple the question. I remember one day in particular, you just kind of gave up. The teacher called on you several times in a row, and you finally just stopped answering completely. Not a peep. You just stared down at your desk. I felt so awful for you, I wanted to somehow will the answer into your head. You ended up getting held back for the year. I hope success somewhere else.

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