Writing Prompt:Cringe Worthy

Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?

My second year of teaching was absolutely horrible. The first day was enough to make me give up the wretched job immediately.  

I remember we had assembled outdoors for some sort of activity, the Principal showed up and started being nasty to one of the teachers in the presence of the little kids. I was horrified, I watched the kids laughing. I made up my mind to quit right then and there. I thought if this guy is embarrassing this innocent teacher without thinking where he was, I’d be the last one to put up with this kind of behavior.

This attitude of the head of a school was enough to make me squirm. 


6 thoughts on “Writing Prompt:Cringe Worthy

  1. Golly, what an unpleasant and upsetting start to your second year, Ranu – poor you. But, such occurrences can teach us a lot, I think, and we learn to trust those immediate gut instincts about people and situations. xxx

    • I handed in my resignation letter after ten days, but he refused to accept it.
      I looked for an opportunity to quit,had to wait two years for the opportunity.
      Thanks Ali for your comment.

  2. Dear Ranu,

    I do not like to see anyone treated disrespectfully. It is necessary, according to me, to be aware of the so-called “by-stander effect” in oneself so that, when we witness something like this, we intervene (appropriately) instead of ignoring it (hoping that someone else will intervene).

    Thank you for this post.

    All good wishes,


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