Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dulu lain sekarang lain

Dulu semasa saya bersekolah di sebuah sekolah berasrama penuh di Kg Kongo ada seorang guru Sains Paduan yang sungguh garang. Badannya besar, kulitnya hitam, bermisai tebal. Kalau saya tengok dia saya rasa gerun. Kalau dia marah dia akan naik angin dan menampar budak yang dimarahinya. Itu kalau pelajar lelaki. Kalau dia marah dengan pelajar perempuan dia akan pergi ke belakang pelajar perempuan tersebut dan menarik tali bra "lastik style". Sakit oii. Tapi masa itu tiada sesiapa pun dia ntara kami yang telah didedahkan kepada isu sexual harrassment jadi kami hanya mampu tunduk ketakutan.

At that moment I said to myself if ever I became a teacher I would never punish my students that way. If we treated them with respect they would return it back to us twice-fold, hopefully.

One day during a French class with one of the groups I had, a boy put up his hand while I was explaining a grammar point and asked for permission to go to the loo. I said OK and went on with the lesson.

After 10 minutes, the boy still didn't come back to class. Takkan tersesat di tengah jalan? The toilets were only at the end of the corridor.

After 20 minutes, still no sign of him. Asap sudah mula keluar dari telinga saya.

After 30 minutes, he was still MIA. Saya mendapati apabila saya mendengus kemarahan, api keluar dari hidung.

So since he was no longer interested to join my class that day, I asked the class rep to pack the boy's things and put them outside the door. The good law-abiding class rep did as he was told sebab kalau tak dengan dia-dia sekali saya campak luar tingkap.

Finally after 40 minutes, the missing student returned to class using the back door. He sat down at his place only to find that the table was empty. His friends pointed towards the front door. When I saw that I expected him to take the cue and leave the class.

He did leave the class. But a few minutes later I heard noises outside. Then the same boy opened the front door and put a chair in front of it to stop it from closing. Then he left.

He came back a minute later dragging a table and a chair that he put just outside the front door. Then he sat down and followed my class from outside. When I looked at him, he said "Tak pe kan madame saya ikut kelas madame dari luar je lah. Buku pun dah ada kat sini."

Masa tu saya tak tahu nak teruskan dengan kemarahan saya atau gelak je.

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2 comments:

  1. hehehe.. kalau i, nk marah pun x jd.. :D

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  2. attiesya: heheh. tapi geram tetap geram :D

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