How to Forgive and Forget
"Say sorry, you must say sorry right away!"A girl who is my classmate shouted so loudly that she made everyone in the classroom focus their curious eyes on me. Failed to keep down my irritable bad temper, I pulled her overcoat madly towards me, glaring at her face then threw her body hardly on the back door. Beyond my expectation, she hit her against the corner of the door slightly but she blacked out at once.
That is the girl I hate intensely. From time to time, she annoyed me by creating odds and ends. To be sure, I rarely took notice of her. Enough is enough. Though every bean has its black, I can't put up with her this time. The schoolmates were astonished to see me go crazy. Several girls send her to the school dispensary.
Some boys gloated at another's misfortune, laughing at me. Girls stand around me, criticizing me angrily. The form master, my Chinese teacher said to the point in one way but a little sarcastically. The mathematics teacher paid no attention to me and acted as if I were a passer-by. The expression in his eyes was so cold as though nothing had happened.
Feeling sad, I sat on my desk. I made up my mind to do nothing but my numberless homework. I ignore others rarely. Nevertheless I don't want to talk to, listen to even catch a glimpse of anyone that time. Even if the time could be turn back, I would not say sorry to such a rude girl.
"Would you please come here?"A warm and sweet voice got through the wearisome air, calling up me. I raised my head lazily. That is Miss Xu, my English teacher. I walked towards her straightly.
"What happened a moment ago?"She asked lightly, with a smile on her face.
"I pushed Miss Xu over."
"Why? I had born her for a long time. She always makes troubles on me! You see, she threw my books and examination papers on the ground and made my desk in a dreadful mess. In the end, she required me to say sorry. To my surprise, she went so far as to do such an excessive thing."
"Maybe she just wanted play a joke on you."
"A joke? As the only daughter in her family, she always considers herself peerless."
"But as a boy, you had better learn how to modestly decline others especially girls."Miss Xu said friendly, blinking her eyes wisely.
Smiling affectionately, she added:"Don't you think so?"
"Er-r, may be you're right, but......"
"People make mistakes and of course we are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us every now and then. Even she was excessive you mustn't be impatient, to say nothing of attacking her."She added:"Think before you act. Be patient, understand and love. They are very important in our daily life."
I nodded my head lightly, smiling.
She went on:"I often make fun of my man and he never is angry. He fears me."When she spoke out these words, I almost laughed to tears.
Where there is smoke, there is fire. Most teachers solve this kind of problems by giving somebody a lecture or asking his or her parents to come to school. But as a student, we all want to communicate with each other sincerely.
Second thoughts are best. If I had said a single word "Sorry", nothing would have happened. Considering this, I felt much relieved.
Miss Xu, thank you. You taught me something simple but precious, common but valuable. Life is a do-it-yourself project. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experience to savor but no to endure. And the most important thing is that I have learned how to forgive and forget!