The Day I Lost My Temper

Zhi Han Chew By Zhi Han Chew, 8th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>True Stories

This is a true story. I missed my childhood so much.

After School.

“Ring… …” the shrill ringing of the school bell pierced the air, bringing to an end of the silence that reigned the class for the past forty minutes. As the stalwart figure of the Mathematics teacher stepped out of the class, there was a sense of relief for Mr. Siva was a strict disciplinarian who would not tolerate any of our pranks.

There were squeals and peals of laughter amidst the din of conversation. It was at this moment that Seng Chye bustled to the front of the class. Easily the most detestable boy in the class, Seng Chye was an incorrigible prankster whose impish behaviour was a source of irritation and annoyance to most of us, especially the girls. As his diminutive figure inched his way to where I was seated, he had the familiar mischievous grin which revealed a set of yellowish protruding teeth. As he approached, he was grinning from ear to ear. Then, in the twinkling of an eye, he put something on my desk. As he bolted out of the classroom, I could hear hysterical screams. Perplexed as I was as to the cause of this sudden flurry of excitement, I knew that Seng Chye was up to mischief again.

It was then that I saw the slimy, creepy creature staring at me with its moist, beady eyes. All of the four-legged creature landed on my lap. I was frozen with fear. Then when the truth finally sank in, I let out a few ear-splitting screams that echoed along the corridor. All around me, I could hear hilarious laughter while I was consumed by bitterness and anger. The joke was at my expense.

As I seethed in anger and huried verbal abuses at the top of my voice, Seng Chye cowered in silence. His face had turned as red as a beetroot and he had guilt written all over his face. The pandemonium that resulted was enought to catch the attention of the discipline master who stalked into the class, Seng Chye and I were summoned to his room. Each of us took turns to relate the incident. Seng Chye was asked to apologize which he readily obliged and was let off with a stem warning.

As I stepped out of the room, I knew that this was one incident that would remain in my memory for a long time to come. It was the day I lost my temper.


Angry, Lost Temper, The Day

Meet the author

author avatar Zhi Han Chew
I Like Arguing Argumentative Arguments Argumentatively...

Share this page

moderator Steve Kinsman moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know


author avatar D in The Darling
9th Jul 2012 (#)

So sad indeed. Maybe you should have just told yourself; whatever another guy can handle, you can handle it too! That's how you beat them!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Zhi Han Chew
9th Jul 2012 (#)


Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
19th Jul 2012 (#)

I think that most of us have had a similar experience. We get angry and let out our frustrations. Sometimes it does us good, as long as we can forgive too :-)

Reply to this comment

author avatar Zhi Han Chew
19th Jul 2012 (#)

God bless you~ >.<

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Can't login?