Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NHBPM Day 6: I Might Have Glared

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.


  1. Too funny that our posts were so alike. Glad you got your glare on, she deserved it!

    I guess stories like this really stick out in our minds. When I called my mom to try to jog her memory (I guess I normally don't take the high road? Haha) this is the first thing we both thought of.