A funny incident occurred when I was in the 8th standard.
It was a normal day at school. Our dramatic competition was not far away. I had to help prepare the props for our house, the blue house. Initially everything was going fine and our props were being painted really well. The fourth prop was being painted red. I felt very thirsty and went to my classroom to drink water. When I came back the had almost finished painting this prop so I sat down next to my friends to see what they had done.
A moment after I sat down I felt cold and wet on my seat. I sprung up and saw that there was red paint on my trouser. I was totally aghast. I had sat on some red paint that had been spilt on the floor. I did not want to have a red butt the whole day. So I obviously rushed to the washroom and tried to wash it off but the bright red paint just did not go away. My trouser had also become totally wet. I felt terrible and did not know what to do.
I then remembered that extra uniforms are kept in our ‘‘sick bay.’’ I somehow went down without anyone noticing me. I asked the nurse for a pair of long trousers but she said there are no extra long ones but only short pants. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to wear shorts! I would look very odd. Everyone would notice it and ask me hundreds of questions. They would also probably tease me a lot. But what choice did I have!
So reluctantly I accepted the longest pair of shorts and changed into them. Fortunately the socks that I was wearing were very long and could be easily pulled up to my knees. The shorts were rather long and almost came till the top of the socks. So I didn’t feel uncomfortable.
I quietly sneaked up to where the props were. I saw that everyone had gone back to their classes. So I too went to my class room and nervously waited for my friends to start teasing me. I was totally on tenterhooks. But to my utter surprise nobody said a word. They were all so busy discussing their...