Opinion / Columnist
The Big Little Stuff
29 Oct 2016 at 16:49hrs | Views
Some time ago I put this humble little wallet on my table. My learners asked "Sir, is that your wallet?". I said "Yes it's my mine." The whole class roared with laughter.
"No sir, you can't be serious. That's a wallet for little children." Said another learner with tears running down his cheek because of laughter..Well, laughing is contentious, thus I also laughed a bit and continued doing what I was busy with.
When the class had calmed down, i stood up and carried the wallet on my hand and explained the story behind the wallet. "You see my children, I was given this wallet by my former learner, a little girl who dearly loved me. When i left the school, with tears, she came and gave me this wallet, saying i should keep it and remember her with it. Therefore it may look ridiculous but it's one of my most treasured possessions. I carry it most of the time and get the kind of response you gave me, because no one knows it's a great treasure which gives me a great pleasure every time i am holding it, inspiring me that i was someone's best teacher ever." Well, there was great silence in the class.
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