This month, I'm participating in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM). Which means I'm attempting to post every day during the month of November.
For more information or to sign up, see here.
Day 6 Topic: "Write about the time you had to take the high road."
I was in high school, walking to class, my insulin pump in my pocket. Actually I may have had it out to bolus or something, I can't remember. This was over 10 years ago.
"Hey!" I hear a loud voice shout. I turn around, and standing there is a teacher I recognize but don't know (it was a big school). She does not look pleased.
She hold out her hand: "Give it to me."
"What?" I said.
"Your phone," she yells. "You are NOT allowed to have a phone at school!"
This shook me up quite a bit. I hate getting in trouble. But I was able to muster enough courage to respond.
"It's not a phone, it's an insulin pump. See, it's attached to me," I say, holding the pump up so she can see the tubing.
The look on her face is a mix of shock and embarrassment.
"Oh, well, get to class then," she mumbles.
And I did. Despite being mortified and humiliated, I didn't say anything unkind to her. I didn't report her to the principal. I just walked away.
Though I might have glared whenever I saw her in the hallway from then on.