Shyness and Recitation

I remember one essay question for my English test back in grade school where it said, “What would you do if your maid left?” The right answer was, “I will help my family do the household chores.”

I didn’t do any household chores during that time, so I didn’t understand the essay question. I answered, “I will help my maid pack her things.” My teacher announced this to the whole class, and all my classmates laughed. She didn’t mention my name, but I still felt humiliated. Ever since then, I stopped reciting in class, and my shyness worsened.

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