One day I forgot to bring my computer science book to school. I was a good but sensitive student, new to the school, and was really stressed about this. I knew I was awaiting some serious humiliation in front of my class.
As expected, the teacher asked students who had not brought their book to stand up. She was going to punish them by sending them to stand outside the classroom.I know it doesn’t sound like much but my whole class was going to see me be punished. I was mortified.
Just as I was mustering the courage to face the situation, something really kind happened. A silent hand quietly pushed a book towards me. I look at the owner of the hand. He smiled, winked and whispered ‘Pretend it’s yours’.
So I did. He took the punishment instead.